Emmy-Winner Alex Trebek Gets Vulnerable About Writhing In Pain, Losing Hair Due To Chemotherapy — Wore Wig During Jeopardy

Emmy-Winner Alex Trebek Gets Vulnerable About Writhing In Pain, Losing Hair Due To Chemotherapy — Wore Wig During Jeopardy
Credit: Source: Alex Trebek/Jeopardy/Instagram

Alex Trebek, the 78-year-old beloved host of the game show Jeopardy is opening up about his recent experiences as he battles stage four, pancreatic cancer while he working on the game show. On summer hiatus, Alex finally has time to get some much-needed rest as he focuses on healing, but things weren't as well as they appeared after his announcement and while he finished filming Jeopardy Season 35. Though Alex Trebek plans to return for Jeopardy Season 36, he says he was writhing in pain filming the last season and lost his hair due to chemotherapy.

Speaking about the severity of the physical pain he endured, Alex Trebek stated the following.

"This got really bad. I was on the floor writhing in pain. It went from a 3 to an 11. And I just couldn’t believe. I didn’t know what was happening. And it happened three or four times a day while we were taping. So that was a little — little rough on me."

He expressed the uncomfortable emotional feelings he dealt with not only due to physical pain but wondering if the audience was aware he was wearing a wig.

Alex Trebek has the support, prayers, and positive intentions of millions worldwide and no one has shamed him for wearing a wig. Instead, people have rallied to his support on social media networks and continue to hold hope that he will beat stage four cancer and continue to work on the show that has been in millions of homes for the past 35 years.

Alex Trebek opened up to CBS Sunday Morning's Jane Pauley for an upcoming interview that will air on Sunday, May 12, 2019. You may see a clip from that interview in the video player below.

News of Alex Trebek's battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer rallied the nation to his support. He just won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host but when he arrived at the award ceremony he had already won over the love and support from the room and viewers watching the broadcast.

This was Alex Trebek's sixth win and he has been nominated a record 28 times.

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  • Lou
    Lou May 11, 2019 11:29 PM PDT

    Such a class act Alex Trebek is, No other way to put it. Praying he can stay strong, fight the good fight and beat this, the battle of his life. We are all with you Alex! In Heart... In Prayer... In Mutual Loving SUPPORT! God Bless You and your family. It is their fight also.

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