Alex Trebek shared details about his pancreatic cancer treatment, during an appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
The “Jeopardy!” host opened up about the pain while filming the show, CBS News shared in a preview of the segment Thursday.
“This got really bad. I was on the floor writhing in pain… It went from a three to an 11. And I just couldn’t believe. I didn’t know what was happening,” Trebek said. “And it happened three or four times a day while we were taping. So that was a little…little rough on me.”
Trebek admitted he didn’t want to make production stop and recalled a time he had spasms right in the middle of taping. (RELATED: Alex Trebek Wins Sixth Daytime Emmy, Jokes About ‘Sympathy Votes’)
“I had 15 minutes before the next show,” he said. “So I got myself together and spasms…usually last about 10 to 15 minutes. So, all right, here we go again. ‘Anybody got any pain pills?’ And I don’t like taking pain pills. But…I got through it.”
The producers even once offered to cancel “Jeopardy!” because of Trebek’s pain.
“And the producers were very kind. They said, ‘Look, if you — If you don’t want to do the show, we’ll just cancel taping.’ I said, ‘No. We’re here. We’re doing the shows,'” Trebek recalled.
Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on March 6.