"Danger!" Host Alex Trebek revealed in a YouTube video on Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Trebek, 78, has learned of his condition this week, he said in the video.
"That's not very encouraging, but I'll fight it and keep working," he said. "And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers, I also want to outdo the low survival statistics for this disease."
A slightly lighter note made Trebek then that he did it I need to recover to fulfill his host duties.
"The truth said, I have to, because under the terms of my contract," Jeopardy! "for another three years!" he said. "So help me, keep the faith and we'll win, we'll make it, thank you."
He offered the update on his health, he said, to be "open and transparent" with the fans of the television program.
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Trebek's plan at this point is to at least work through and complete the current season of the show, TMZ reported. The season usually lasts until the end of July. Since 1
"Jeopardy!" Alum Ken Jennings, who won more games in a row than any other participant in the show, tweeted after the news surfaced.
authoritative, reassuring TV voice that you hear every night, almost to the ritual.
The Trebek representative did not immediately respond to Fox News's request for comment.
This is a developing story.
Fox News "Julius Young contributed to this report.