"Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer," the Jeopardy! host said in a video statement. "Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.” Sony Pictures TV chairman Mike Hopkins also released a statement, saying: “If anyone can beat this it’s Alex. He has our full support as he tackles this challenge head-on.” ALSO: Pat Sajak and many Jeopardy! fans express their support for Trebek on Twitter.
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