Canadian legend and host of Jeopardy Alex Trebek made a shocking announcement Wednesday when he told the world that he has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Trebek made the announcement through the Jeopardy Youtube page and you can watch the video below.

The 78 year old has been the host of the hit game show since 1984 and says he plans “to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”

“Truth told — I have to, because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy for three more years,” he said jokingly in the video.

It’s good to see him still in good spirits after such terrible news.


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