'I'm a lucky guy': Alex Trebek posts sweet message thanking fans for support
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Alex Trebek is feeling the love from people all over the world after revealing his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Mar. 6.
On Thursday, just two days after Trebek returned to the Jeopardy! set for his first day back on the job, the 78-year-old host shared a video message to his fans and supporters thanking them for their well wishes during this trying time.
“Hi everyone, I just wanna 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,” he began in the clip shared on Twitter."
“I’ve heard from former contestants — even Watson, the IBM computer sent me a get well card!” he stated. “Now obviously, I won’t be able to respond to all of you individually but I did 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,” Trebek said.
Along with the video, the tweet was captioned: "Thank you."
Trebek, who has hosted the game show for 35 years, vowed to viewers that he will courageously fight the disease while also continuing to host the game show.