“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

On Wednesday, Alex Trebek announced some very sad news: he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

In a video released on Jeopardy!’s YouTube page, Trebek says that he wanted to prevent “overblown and/or innaccurate reports regarding his health, therefore I wanted to be the one to pass along this information.”

Trebek goes on to say that even though the survival rate for this particular disease is quite low, he is going to fight it and beat it.

He even goes on to lighten the mood by jokingly saying he “has to beat it, because under the terms of his contract, he has to host Jeopardy! for three more years.”

You can watch the full video below:

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