Singer Don McLean Gives An Update On Alex Trebek's Health Condition Amid Cancer Battle

December 24, 2019 17:01

Singer Don McLean has given an update on Alex Trebek's health condition amid pancreatic cancer battle. How is the Jeopardy host doing now?

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Alex Trebek’s cancer journey

  • Alex Trebek revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March 2019. The news came as a real shock for multiple fans.
  • In one of his show episodes, the legendary host calmed down his fans saying “he will go through it.”

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  • Since that time, Alex Trebek keeps sharing regular updates on his cancer journey. The Jeopardy host underwent chemotherapy treatment, which was successful.
  • In October 2019, Alex announced that he requires more chemo sessions.

He said:

So we're back on the chemo and we'll see if the numbers go down. And if they do... they can't keep doing it forever of course.

  • Alex's wife Jean is his biggest supporter amid cancer battle. The couple has been married since 1990.

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Don McLean gives update on Alex’s health

In an interview with Closer Weekly, singer Don McLean shared an update on Alex Trebek’s health condition. The matter is that Don was invited to perform at Trebek’s annual Christmas party.

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All the guests in attendance couldn’t hide their joy about such a great surprise. Alex, who is a big fan of Don Mclean, contacted the singer’s rep on his website and invited him to perform at his party.

McLean said that Trebek enjoyed his performance a lot:

He was laughing and carrying on, and having the time of his life.

When Don Mclean was asked about the Jeopardy host’s health, he replied that they didn’t really talk about that. Instead, everyone was enjoying the great party.

Then he added about Alex:

He was joyful, loving, and like I say, a tremendous amount of grace under pressure.

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Alex Trebek’s close friend comments on his illness

Earlier this month, Alex Trebek’s longtime friend Vanna White shared an update on his illness. Alex, Vanna, and their mutual pal Pat Sajak attended a special ceremony honoring their friend’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Alex Trebek seemed to be on high spirits as he posed in front of the cameras with his pals.

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In an interview with Us Weekly, Vanna White commented on Trebek’s path to recovery. She said:

He’s doing good… I talked to him recently and he’s got a very positive attitude.

She added about his cancer battle:

I love that he’s honest and open with his fans.

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Alex Trebek is a perfect example of a person who has faced one of the hardest life challenges, but keeps fighting it with dignity and incredible inner strength. The family and friends’ support means a lot, of course! Alex’s closed ones keep praying for his recovery. And so do we!

We’ll keep you updated about the Jeopardy host’s health condition.