Alex Trebek’s Fans Wish He Would ‘Kick Cancer Right in Its Daily Doubles’ after New Health Update
Trebek shocked fans when he announced that he had pancreatic cancer. Fans have taken to every social media platform to encourage and show their support for him.
Trebek is perhaps most recognized for his seemingly permanent job as the host of one of America's most famous TV game show, “Jeopardy.” Via Twitter, the “Jeopardy” team shared a new update on April 17 as the 35th season comes to a close.
The post only reads “That’s a wrap!” but some fans read a lot into their words and expressed fear for Trebek’s place hosting the show.
That’s a wrap! pic.twitter.com/iV0Of8xCEj— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) April 17, 2019
A @shelbs2032 replied saying:
“We have to protect Alex at all costs.”
We have to protect Alex at all costs.— Spooky Shelby (@shelbs2032) April 17, 2019
Another @PiscesChikk said:
“Don't do that man. Change the caption or something. I thought y'all were announcing he died man. Don't do that!”
Don't do that man. Change the caption or something. I thought y'all were announcing he died man. Don't do that!— Natasha (@PiscesChikk) April 17, 2019
Trebek has had numerous health scares in the past, and suffered mild heart attacks in the past. This new update about his health, however, tops it all as he battles stage four pancreatic cancer. Fans have taken to various social media platforms to send prayers and words of strength to the widely-acclaimed star.
A Twitter user, @dansbadtweets, wrote:
"Kick cancer right in its Daily Doubles, Alex!!!!”
Kick cancer right in its Daily Doubles, Alex!!!!— Bravy Boi (@dansbadtweets) April 17, 2019
Trebek sent a hopeful message out to his fans when he assured them that he would be back for a new season! The TV personality did this in a short video clip he released to commemorate the end of filming for the game show's 35th season.
Trebek’s described his illness as a surprise he could never have predicted happening and also said:
"I've always tried to be straight with you, and I'm not going to stop now, so despite what you may have heard, I'm feeling good. I'm continuing with my therapy and we – by we, the staff – are already working on our next season. So I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff.”
View this post on Instagram
For our recent “Warbirds” category, some of these clues were shot at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, and at Aviano Air Force Base in Italy. It was fun for me to be back in the cockpit of an F-16. My first experience with an F-16 was when I was privileged enough to fly (not in the pilot’s seat that time, of course!), in one at Wright Patterson Air Forces Base in Ohio 26 years ago. We pulled 8 gs, and did the same maneuvers and acrobatics as I had done the day before in a 1938 WACO biplane – Great fun! #AlexSigningOff #Jeopardy! #Warbirds
Trebek has enjoyed a very successful career when it comes to the TV business. His excellent job hosting “Jeopardy” with so much entertaining fun has earned him many other hosting jobs. However, hosting “Jeopardy” for decades has been his most recognized role so far. Reports have it that he makes some $10 million a week, for only two days of work every week!