Prayers for Alex Trebek as he comes out about his current status during a recent interview.
Last month, Trebek said that he was back in chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He did a new interview with CTV and he admits that he isn’t afraid of dying.
Trebek says, “I’m not afraid of dying. I’ve lived a good life, a full life, and I’m nearing the end of that life … if it happens, why should I be afraid of that? One thing they’re not going to say at my funeral, as a part of a eulogy, is ‘He was taken from us too soon.'”
He also admitted in the interview that he’s starting to slur his words and his tongue isn’t working at times during taping. He admits that it may cause him to step away from hosting the show sooner than he’d hoped.
He mentioned the chemotherapy that he started last month are causing sores inside his mouth, making it challenging to host the show.
Alex mentioned that he lost about 12 pounds in a week and he told People Magazine back in May that he was near remission.
As someone who lost my best friend to lung cancer, this entire story is tough to read. Just like Alex, my grandfather was a fighter and refused to go down without a fight. Go Alex!