Alex Trebek 'on the mend' and back on the job for Jeopardy

Aug 30, 2019

Ottawa (Canada) August 30: "I'm on the mend and that's all I can hope for right now," Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says in a new video looking ahead to the long-running game show's upcoming season.
"I've gone through a lot of chemotherapy and thankfully that is now over," the Sudbury, Ont.-born Trebek notes in a video shared on Jeopardy's social media accounts on Thursday.
Trebek announced in March that he'd been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The video shows him teasing the forthcoming season, including a new champ following in the footsteps of the record-breaking run of James Holzhauer.
Trebek is seen waiting backstage for his entrance cue during filming, answering questions from the live studio audience and unveiling a birthday cake on his birthday back in July.
The 79-year-old appears bright, chipper and fit in the footage, which even includes a glimpse of him engaging in a few standing pushups backstage.
"Let me tell you, it's going to be a good year," Trebek says at the video's conclusion.
The show returns for its 36th season on Sept. 9.
Source: CBC News