logo

Olivia Newton-John Sent a Comforting Message to Alex Trebek Who Revealed His Stage 4 Cancer

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 13, 2019
06:48 A.M.

"Jeopardy! Host," Alex Trebek has been the recipient of many words of encouragements since the 78-year-old announced that he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.

Advertisement

One of the many notes of love and encouragement received by Alex was that of "Grease" star, Olivia Newton-John, who is currently having a third ordeal with cancer.

Advertisement

The four-time Grammy Award winner, who was rumored dead and had to come out on Twitter to squash the rumor, sent a heartfelt message to the "Jeopardy! Host" on hearing that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

In an interview with "Entertainment Today" on Monday, Olivia revealed that she told Alex to ignore all the statistics about stage 4 pancreatic cancer and should instead stay focused and find out the ways he can take care of himself.

Alex Trebek | Photo: Getty Images

Alex Trebek | Photo: Getty Images

Saying "I know you can get through this," she gave him the needed confidence boost. She added that living through cancer required a good sense of humor and expressed her conviction that he has just about the right amount of humor needed.

Advertisement

"He has a great attitude and a great sense of humor about it and I'm sure he'll do very well."

Alex Trebek | Photo: Getty Images

Alex Trebek | Photo: Getty Images

Alex sure does. The father of two, in the video announcement, joked about how he would fight cancer since his contract permits him to host Jeopardy! for another three years.

He believes that he would defeat the expectations spelled out by the statistics and admitted that though the prognosis was not encouraging, with his determination to fight and the prayers of people, he would get through it.

Advertisement

Olivia has been diagnosed with cancer three times and despite the discouraging verdicts that came with each diagnosis, she continues to fight cancer. The actress committed to the cause of treating cancer through her Australian based facility, the "Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Insititute" where she was during her second ordeal with cancer.

Also among the many who reached out to Alex was a stage 4 pancreatic cancer survivor who after being told she had only nine months to live in 2012 defeated the odds and is still doing very fine with her family. Many fans and friends continue to give their love and well wishes to Alex, praying and hoping that he wins over cancer.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Maria Menounos' Potential Death Sentence Made Her Think Her Husband Would Have to Raise Their Baby Alone

January 22, 2024

Michael J. Fox Gets up from Wheelchair at BAFTAs, Receiving a Standing Ovation & Making People Cry

February 20, 2024

NFL Reporter Loses His 2-Year-Old Daughter While Holding Her Hand

January 24, 2024

How Cancer-Stricken Shannen Doherty, 52, Is Preparing for Her Death – Fans Pray for Her Healing

April 03, 2024

Patrick Swayze’s Widow, 67, Speaks on Being Called ‘Evil’ for Finding New Love after His Death

April 11, 2024

Cynthia Nixon Turns 58: Meet Her 3 Sons, One of Whom Appeared After She Fought Cancer

April 09, 2024

Inside Wendy Williams' Health Struggles: From a Public Faint to Fighting Chronic Illness for 2 Decades

February 23, 2024

Wendy Williams’ Son Afraid She ‘Could Die’: He Speaks Out about Mom’s Diagnosis with ‘Pain’ in His Eyes

February 27, 2024

‘Grease’ Star Stockard Channing Changed after Moving to Another Country & Her Partner’s Death – What Happened to Her

April 30, 2024

Gary Sinise’s Wife’s Cancer Diagnosis Coincided with Their Son’s — Her Story of Strength and Resilience

February 28, 2024

‘Grease’ Star Stockard Channing Changed after Moving to Another Country & Her Partner’s Death – What Happened to Her

February 15, 2024

John Travolta Turns 70: Inside His Life after Death of His Girlfriend and Wife of 28 Years

February 21, 2024

My MIL’s Old Recipe Book Revealed a Horrible Secret That Shattered Our Family

March 28, 2024

Why Olympic Legend Scott Hamilton, Dad of 4, Chose Not to Treat His Brain Tumor

February 22, 2024