It's been a little short of a year-and-a-half since Alex Trebek revealed to Jeopardy! fans young and old that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Now that some time has passed and the host has answered some of the tough questions, his wife, Jean Trebek, has shared some information about when they first learned the news.
It turns out Alex Trebek and his family were on vacation when the news that something was amiss came down. Jean Trebek shared the details with Guideposts.org and the timeline of how things progressed right until they learned the news:
Jean Trebek said Alex began chemotherapy immediately and let the Jeopardy! fans know not long after. The days since have been hard, and Jean admitted there are times where it's harder for her husband to get out of bed than others. Even so, he still manages to make his trip into the studio bright and early in order to film multiple episodes in the course of a day. The couple tries to look on the positive side of things and of course, be thankful that the host has had the run he's had since his diagnosis.
Trebek has also been proactive in other ways since the diagnosis. During his downtime, he's written a memoir in which he details his personal life and career. The definitely appears to be an intimate look into his life.
Jean Trebek's post appears to show Alex Trebek has a strong support system and a factor in how he's managed to maintain his hosting duties in light of his illness. Hopefully, Trebek remains in good health going forward and continues to take it easy as he continues the fight against cancer.
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