What is ... welcome news?
“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek offered a joyous health update Thursday, saying he’s “doing well” after being diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March 2019.
“I’ve been continuing my treatment and it’s been paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal,” he said in a new video. “My numbers are good. I’m feeling great.”
The news comes as the host, who grew a goatee while the game show has been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, releases his memoir, “The Answer Is ... Reflections on My Life,” on Tuesday. .
Trebek also announced that “Jeopardy” is dipping into its archives while the studio is shuttered.
“For the first time ever, we are going to open the ‘Jeopardy’ vault and take another look at some of our favorite episodes, including the very first show I ever hosted, mustache and all,” Trebek said of the Sept. 10, 1984 series premiere.
The show briefly experimented with shooting without a live audience in March, but then shut down production entirely.
“I can’t wait to return to the studio,” Trebek said. “Meanwhile, my wish for all of you: Stay safe.”