“Hello everybody, I simply need to take a couple of moments to say because of the, imagine it or not, tons of of hundreds of people that have despatched in tweets, texts, emails, playing cards and letters wishing me properly following my latest well being announcement,” the “Jeopardy!” host shared. “I’ve heard from former contestants even Watson, the IBM laptop, despatched me a get properly card.”
“Now clearly, I gained’t be capable of reply to all of you individually,” Trebek continued, “however I did need you to know that I do learn the whole lot I obtain and I’m grateful for the sort phrases, the prayers and the recommendation you’ve got supplied, and I’m extraordinarily touched by the heat you’ve got expressed in your feedback to me.”
“I’m a fortunate man.”
Final week, Trebek, 74, made gentle of the information by telling followers he needed to beat the illness as a result of he had signed a brand new “Jeopardy!” contract by means of 2022.
“I plan to beat the low survival charge statistics for this illness,” he mentioned in his video message. “Reality advised, I’ve to as a result of underneath the phrases of my contract, I’ve to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for 3 extra years, so assist me. Maintain the religion and we’ll win. We’ll get it accomplished. Thanks.”
In 2018, Trebek took a depart of absence from the present when he underwent surgical procedure for a subdural hematoma.
He has two youngsters, 29-year-old Matthew and 26-year-old Emily, along with his spouse Jean Currivan Trebek.