Alex Trebek from 'Jeopardy!' Draws Outpouring of Positive Support on Twitter after One-Year Cancer Update

Jaimie-lee Prince
Mar 05, 2020
03:57 P.M.
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Alex Trebek breathed life into Twitter users when he announced he beat the odds for his disease. Fans also shared another slew of support for the beloved game show host. 

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On Wednesday, "Jeopardy!'s" Twitter account released a video of host Alex Trebek sharing a nearly two-minute health update with fans. Trebek has been giving regular updates over the past year. 

In this one, he spoke about his fight against stage four pancreatic cancer, explaining that he made the 18% survival rate despite the challenges. Fans' reactions are found below. 

Alex Trebek presents the Hart Memorial Trophy during the 2019 NHL Awards on June 19, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images.

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Alex gives 1-year health update

Trebek recalled the many difficulties — both mental and physical — which he faced within the last year. He acknowledged his wife's support and the many prayers he's received from fans. 

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Towards the end, he said: "If we take it one day at a time, with a positive attitude, anything is possible." Fans were elated by the tv personality's update and his attitude. 

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Fans react to good news

Several people reposted the clip with their comments. "Alex Trebek is a role model for us all," said one woman before explaining why she feels that way about the longtime "Jeopardy!" host. 

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Others thanked Trebek, 79, for the update. Many more pledged to continue praying that the host would fully recover from his high-risk pancreatic cancer. 

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Alex continues to fight

Simple words of encouragement were also sent his way. In the short speech, Trebek mentioned having "not so good" days throughout the past few months. 

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Due to the depression resulting from the disease, Trebek wasn't sure he wanted to continue fighting. Thankfully, he was aware of the many causes  — including support for others suffering — that he needed to live for.

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Alex donates to homeless shelter 

Even as he continues to battle, Trebek recently donated $100,000 to the Los Angeles homeless shelter, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission early this month

Alex Trebek at the TCM hand and footprint ceremony of Christopher Plummer on March 27, 2015, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

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The non-profit organization's CEO and president, Ken Craft, gave Trebek a tour last month after the host called him. The institution hopes to alleviate hunger, poverty, and homelessness in the city. 

According to People, Trebek has regularly donated to the organization in the past few years. The money will be used to provide meals, medical and mental health care, and showers for the homeless. 

Meanwhile, Trebek's run on "Jeopardy!" remains in assurance for viewers who have no desire to see their favorite host stop. Admirably, Trebek is keen on continuing to work for as long as he is able.

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