Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About Jeopardy!

‘Jeopardy!’ is more than just a game show, it’s a part of American culture. The classic show has been running for several decades now, with several generations of Americans growing up listening to Alex Trebek’s amusing one-liners and yelling out answers at their TV sets. Even if you’ve watched a lot of the show, there’s a lot you surely don’t know about it.

Announcing His Battle with Cancer

Alex Trebek, the 78-year-old host of the long-running game show, announced live on an episode of ‘Jeopardy!’ that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. And that was at the beginning of his illness. Amazingly, Trebek didn’t miss a day of work, even while he was undergoing chemotherapy. ‘It wouldn’t be right for me to walk away from this if I can possibly do it and I managed to do it,” he said. “So what’s the big deal?”

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He discovered the illness after feeling constant pain in his stomach which led to finding a bulge in his stomach that was “the size of a small fist.” He said that he’s been wearing a hairpiece to deal with the hair loss that results from chemotherapy. “My mother passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 95,” Trebek said. “So, if I have a majority of her genes, I should be okay for a while.”

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