Alex Trebek Returns to Work on “Jeopardy” New Season: ‘I’m on the Mend’


With fall comes a new season of the addictive game show Jeopardy. And luckily, this season features a much healthier Alex Trebek.

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“I’ve gone through a lot of chemotherapy and thankfully that is now over,” the Jeopardy host told fans in a video released on Thursday (August 29) about the new season of the game show. “I’m on the mend and that’s all I can hope for right now.”

Trebek’s comments come just five months after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  And while this season’s episodes won’t begin airing till September 9, production actually began July 22, according to CNN.

“We had some exciting things coming up and I can’t wait to share them with all of you,” Trebek also said in the video. “Let me tell you, it’s going to be a good year.”

It’s already a good year thanks to this good news!

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“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers,” Trebek said back in May during an interview with PEOPLE. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this. I’ve got a lot of love out there headed in my direction and a lot of prayer, and I will never ever minimize the value of that.”