Alex Trebek diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Trebek released a video on the Jeopardy YouTube page on Wednesday, making the sad announcement.

“I’m going to fight this and I’m going to keep working,” Trebek.

Tribek also added, “I plan to beat the low survival-rate statistics for this disease.”

Trebek joked that he has to beat the disease, as the terms of his contract say he has to host the show for three more years.  

Jeopardy is aired on WETM every weekday Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.

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