Alex Trebek 'on the mend' and back on the job for Jeopardy

Alex Trebek 'on the mend' and back on the job for Jeopardy

Aug 30, 2019

Ottawa (Canada) August 30: "I'm on the mend and that's all I can hope for right now," Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says in a new video looking ahead to the long-running game show's upcoming season.
"I've gone through a lot of chemotherapy and thankfully that is now over," the Sudbury, Ont.-born Trebek notes in a video shared on Jeopardy's social media accounts on Thursday.
Trebek announced in March that he'd been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The video shows him teasing the forthcoming season, including a new champ following in the footsteps of the record-breaking run of James Holzhauer.
Trebek is seen waiting backstage for his entrance cue during filming, answering questions from the live studio audience and unveiling a birthday cake on his birthday back in July.
The 79-year-old appears bright, chipper and fit in the footage, which even includes a glimpse of him engaging in a few standing pushups backstage.
"Let me tell you, it's going to be a good year," Trebek says at the video's conclusion.
The show returns for its 36th season on Sept. 9.
Source: CBC News