October 2019

Alex Trebek May Leave 'Jeopardy!' Due to His Cancer Battle

In a recent interview on ‘W5,’ Alex Trebek confessed that cancer has significantly impacted his ability to host ‘Jeopardy!’. I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving …, Alex Trebek, via ‘W5’. According to Trebek, chemotherapy has caused his hosting skills to “diminish.” . I talk to the producers about this all the time now. I say, ‘look I’m slurring my words. My tongue doesn’t work as well as it used to.’ The chemo has caused sores inside my mouth. It makes it difficult for me to speak and enunciate properly. , Alex Trebek, via ‘W5’. Trebek plans to continue hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ for now, but also admitted that he would stop if his skills “diminish” too much. When I feel like my skills have diminished to the point that I notice and am bothered by it … I notice now, but I’m not as bothered by it because all of the people around me are saying ‘no it’s okay,’ but there will come a point where they will no longer be able to say ‘it’s okay.’, Alex Trebek, via ‘W5’. The 79-year-old went on to say that he is “not afraid of dying” and that he’s lived a “good” and “full” life. . [I’m] not afraid of dying .. I’m 79-years-old. I’ve lived a good life, a full life and I’m nearing the end of that life. I know that. I’m not going to delude myself. So if it happens, it happens. Why should I be afraid of it?, Alex Trebek, via ‘W5’