Alex Trebek shares a health setback with fans

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has announced he needs more chemotherapy.

  • Trebek revealed he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2019 and started undergoing treatment while still working on “Jeopardy!”
  • In May, his doctors told him he was in “near remission.”
  • He returned to taping the show in the late summer and the show’s 36th season debuted earlier in September.
  • “This summer, because I was making such good progress, we thought I was finished with chemo. That was a bit premature and certainly overoptimistic. I began immunotherapy, but that didn’t go well. My numbers went south, dramatically and quickly,” he said in a video statement the show posted to YouTube.