Alex Trebek, host of "Jeopardy!", Announced that his wife was the best source of support during his ongoing battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Trebek announced his diagnosis in a video message announced to fans in March, continuing as the host of "Jeopardy!" during the treatment. Although he kept that promise, he was very open to the treatment that caused depression and severe physical pain on the set. Jean Currivan, 54, because he stayed with him and took care of him at his deepest points. He even revealed that she cried for joy when she heard that his tumors were already shrinking.
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"Jeannie is wonderful," he told the outlet. "Of course she cried this morning when she received the message [good] [about my tumors shrinking]. But it was a lot. It's a lot of pressure. "
"My heart belongs to the caregivers," he continued. "Because they have to deal with the suffering of their loved ones and also do not always know how to help them, because they can not do much, except to try to make you feel better, feel good and not worry about ordinary things. " 19659003] The star previously told Good Morning America that he could endure the pain but had problems with depression due to chemotherapy.
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"What I'm not used to [is] dealing with the waves that suddenly rise from deep, deep sadness and bring tears to my eyes.I have discovered in this whole episode, ladies and gentlemen 'I'm a bit confused,' he said at the time.
He also noted that Currivan has done much to ensure that her sadness over the ordeal does not worsen his depression.  Together, the couple share two children, Matthew (28) and Emily (25). He noted that he felt the pressure to be strong in order to preserve the image she had of him as "Mr. Strong.
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"They are very positive, and until I demonstrate otherwise, they will continue like this," he concluded.