Vanna White has given an update on her friend Alex Trebek.
The “Wheel of Fortune” host was being named the godmother of Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Carnival Panorama” where she spoke to Us Weekly about the “Jeopardy!” host.
“He’s doing good. He really is,” she said of Trebek who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “He looks good. I talked to him recently and he’s got a very positive attitude.”
White also went on to explain that Trebek’s openness about his disease is inspiring to her.
“I love that he’s honest and open with his fans, because he’s been doing the show for a very long time also and feels very connected to all of his fans and viewers,” she added. “He is definitely keeping everybody updated on how he’s doing, and I am so proud of him. He’s still working, he’s obviously doing chemotherapy but working through it, and has that strong will to, as we say, the show must go on.”
Trebek announced his cancer diagnosis in March and then had to re-enter chemo in September.
Meanwhile, White is standing in for her “Wheel of Fortune” co-host Pat Sajak who underwent surgery for a blocked intestine.