“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has revealed he’s undergoing another round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Trebek said during an interview on “Good Morning America”: “I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer. So we were all very optimistic.”
“And they said, ‘Good, we’re gonna stop chemo, we’ll start you on immunotherapy.’ I lost about 12 pounds in a week. And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again and that’s what I’m doing.”
Trebek, who spoke about his cancer battle in a YouTube video in March, said he’d experienced “excruciating pain” and “fatigue.”
“Cancer is mysterious in more ways than one.”
He added of his battle with depression, “When it happened early on I was down on myself.
“I didn’t realize how fallible each of us is in his or her own way… I talk to the [‘Jeopardy!’] audience sometimes and I get teary-eyed for no reason. I don’t even bother to explain it anymore, I just experience it. I know it’s a part of who I am and I just keep going.”
The “Jeopardy!” account also shared an update from Trebek on YouTube Tuesday, insisting he was “expecting good results again” from the chemo.