Watch 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Open Up about Cancer Diagnosis: 'I'm not Afraid of Dying'

Ameera Butt
October 07, 2019 - 8:38 am

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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek opened up about his cancer treatment and diagnosis and difficulties recently to Canadian TV news.

Trebek is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and is now in his second round of chemo.

Saying "I'm not afraid of dying," to CTV's Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme on Friday he said in the video and story: "I've lived a good life, a full life and I'm nearing the end of the life...if it happens why should I be afraid of that?"

Trebek was in Canada for an event and spoke to the anchor beforehand. 

The 79-year-old revealed his diagnosis in March and a few months later, his cancer seemed to be in remission. Then by the end of summer, he announced he had to go trhough another round of chemo. 

He's discussed that the chemo has messed up his eyesight a little and he has pains in his joints.

He also said he lost his hair during the first round of chemo but it's growing back.