As the country continues to battle through the pains of the pandemic, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek continues his battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
And right now, he’s winning.
“I am doing well,” he shared on a video shared on YouTube on Thursday (July 22.) “I have been continuing my treatment and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal. My numbers are good. I am feeling great.”
It’s good news for the fans of the longtime game show host, who revealed in 2019 that he was battling a type of cancer with only an 18 percent one-year survival rate. But more than a year later, the 79-year-old is still raring to go.
“I can’t wait to return to the studio and start recording shows for the new season in September,” said Trebek, whose recording schedule for Jeopardy has been on hold since coronavirus reared its ugly head back in March. “Meanwhile, my wish for all of you: stay safe.”
Trebek also used the video to share news that his memoir titled The Answer Is …Reflections on My Life is set to be released on July 21. And yes, he has even taken this unexpected time off to grow a goatee.
“Whenever there’s a break in the Jeopardy tape schedule, I often take that opportunity to grow some facial hair,” he snickered. “Clearly, I’ve been doing that while waiting for us to safely return to the studio, which I hope will be very, very soon.”