`Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek is in news for something that he said or rather wrote in his past. He already has an update to his memoir that was released this week.
“I’m going to stick with this current protocol, then that’s it,” he wrote in the memoir. “If it doesn’t work I’ll probably stop treatment. Quality of life was an important consideration.” Trebek said he doesn’t feel that way anymore in a statement released on social media.
Trebek said his current numbers are “very good.” But also noted he knows he needs to patient with his new immunotherapy program. “If it were to stop being successful, I would return to my previous chemo treatment — NOT stop all treatment,” he said.
Trebek, who turned 80 on Wednesday, told fans he was sorry if he caused any worry. “I apologize for any confusion, and want everyone to know that I am optimistic about my current plan, and thank them for their concerns.”
Trebek has been the host of “Jeopardy!” since 1984. The quiz show went into reruns early because of the coronavirus. It plans to resume shooting for its September return in a few weeks. Only if state and local government restrictions aimed at controlling the virus’ spread allow. Trebek revealed his diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer in March 2019.