“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek opened up about his cancer treatment Wednesday during an appearance on “Good Morning America.”
Trebek’s appearance was his first live sit-down since announcing his cancer diagnosis, Page Six reported. The 78-year-old host talked about how he’s been feeling and the support he has gotten from fans.
“My oncologist tells me I’m doing well even though I don’t always feel it,” Trebek told Robin Roberts. “I’ve had kidney stones, ruptured disks, so I’m used to dealing with pain, but what I’m not used to dealing with is these surges that come on suddenly of deep, deep sadness, and it brings tears to my eyes.” (RELATED: ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Gives Positive Update On Cancer Diagnosis)
Trebek said he is “fighting through it” and will undergo chemotherapy again next week. While he has been getting the treatment he says he has had overwhelming support from fans.
“People all over America have been sharing the good thoughts, their advice, their prayers, and I feel that it is making a difference in my well-being,” Trebek said.
“Hopefully everything is going to turn out well and I’ll be back on the air with original programming this September,” he added. “I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many cards I’ve received from young people. I’m touched beyond words.”