ALEX TREBEK ON RETIREMENT QUESTION: “WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS”
The ‘Jeopardy’ host also provided a health update as he battles pancreatic cancer.
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek took a victory lap Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, a day after ABC’s Greatest of All Time tournament gathered an impressive 14 million live viewers.
During his 45 minutes before the press corps, the 79-year-old game show host, who was asked about retirement — “Thinking about retiring and retiring are two different things,” he said — provided an update on his health after receiving treatment following his stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis last March.
“Some days are better than others,” Trebek said Wednesday. “My resistance is lower than most of you because of the treatments I’ve been having — chemotherapy — and … I have the cold that seems to be going around,” he said. READ MORE
ALEX TREBEK: ‘JEOPARDY!’ RETIREMENT ISN’T IMMINENT DESPITE CANCER
PASADENA, CALIF. — The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final “Jeopardy!” episode isn’t on the horizon.
“I don’t foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,” Trebek said Wednesday, referring to his request for time to close out his decades-long run with the quiz show.
While treatment for pancreatic cancer is taking a toll, Trebek said he’s not ready to retire although he’s mulled it in recent years. He spoke during a panel promoting “”Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” with top contestants Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, The prime-time contest is airing this week on ABC. READ MORE