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A ‘thank you’ note from Jeopardy!’s Alex Trebek

Posted at 10:20 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 13:20:58-04

Last week, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Since then, he says he’s received hundreds of thousands of messages of support from fans across the country.

At the beginning of Thursday night’s show, he issued this statement:

“Hi everyone, I just want to take a few moments to say thanks to the – believe it or not – hundreds of thousands of people who have sent in tweets, texts, emails, cards and letters wishing me well following my recent health announcement. I’ve heard from former contestants – even Watson, the IBM computer, sent me a get-well card.

Now obviously, I won’t be able to respond to all of you individually, but I do want you to know that I do read everything I receive. And I am thankful for the kind words, the prayers and the advice you have offered, and I’m extremely touched by the warmth you have expressed in your comments to me. I’m a lucky guy.”