Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek thanks fans during show for words of encouragement

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Alex Trebek

Thursday night, Alex Trebek thanked fans who have shown concern for the Jeopardy! host, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

He said he read every one of the hundreds of thousands of messages he’s received.

“I am thankful for the kind words, the prayers and the advice you have offered, and I’m extremely touched by the warmth you have expressed in your comments to me.”

Trebek announced the diagnosis earlier this month.

The 78-year-old said he intends to fight the disease and keep working, joking that he has three years left in his contract.

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