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He'll Fight On! Alex Trebek Has No Plans To Step Down As 'Jeopardy' Host Despite His Cancer Challenges

Date October 16, 2019 11:46

Alex Trebek is currently hosting the 36th season of Jeopardy amid his stage IV cancer battle. During a monologue, he revealed that the odds have spiked against him once again. The legendary TV- star is undergoing another round of chemotherapy.

It begs the question: how long he can actively serve his job? If it's up to him, the answer is never.

While talking to CTV News, the 79-year-old said he's developed mouth sores that make it difficult for him to articulate. Meaning, his contract will end in 2020 but, he may retire early due to health complications. Alex remarked with lingering melancholy:

I will keep doing it as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish.

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He'll fight on

TMZ had learned from the gameshow's production sources that Alex's departure is not on the horizon. They have taped 2.5 months in advance, and as of now, recordings can comfortably run until December. So, if the icon feels under the weather and misses a few shootings, it won't send the show into freefall.

Now, about his mouth sores, Trebek is hypercritical of his performance. Even normally, he tends to get bothered with little missteps. When he'd have trouble with a line or misspeaks, a simple re-shoot of the sentence will be improvised.

Alex is still maintaining his excellent attendance record and presently, he tapes twice a week. He hasn't abstained a day at work in 35 years.

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People are glad he ain't throwing in the towel

Alex Trebek's devoted fans are supporting him all the way. They're praying for a miraculous recovery. Share this and send him your kind regards.