Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has had to resume chemotherapy treatments to fight pancreatic cancer, which he was diagnosed with earlier this year. A few weeks before the start of the new season of the show, Trebek revealed he had stopped chemo altogether because his body had responded so well.
“I was doing so well, and my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who doesn’t have pancreatic cancer, so we were all very optimistic,” he told Good Morning America. “And they said, good, we’re going to stop chemo, we’ll start you on immunotherapy. I lost about 12 pounds in a week, and my numbers went sky high. Much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed.”
Alex Trebek reveals to @tjholmes he will need to undergo another round of chemotherapy as he begins the new season of @Jeopardy. “Cancer is mysterious in more ways than one.” https://t.co/7UgSClQdI5 pic.twitter.com/B0kxEM0Eg2
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 17, 2019
“My hair started to grow back, but now I have undergo chemo again, so what little hair I have grown is going to disappear again,” he added.
Trebek has not missed a day of taping for the show since his diagnosis.