Oh, this makes me so sad. We've been watching 'Jeopardy' almost every night (and even dealt with Austin as a contestant) and are big fans of Alex Trebek. The game show host/undercover burn king announced some sad news on Wednesday: he is battling stage four pancreatic cancer. Being the cool guy that Trebek is, he has an amazing outlook on things:
"Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you."
I am pulling for you, sir.
Check out Alex Trebek's statement below, plus some fun burns he's done on contestants.