Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek receives outpouring of support amid cancer diagnosis

Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 17:38:46-04

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has received an outpouring of support since he announced his cancer diagnosis earlier this month.

The longtime host released a video on the show's Facebook page to express his thanks for the "hundreds of thousands of emails, texts, cards and more that he has received.

He says even Watson, the IBM computer sent him well wishes.

Trebek says that though he can't individually respond to each message, he appreciates all the support.

Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a video at the beginning of March.

He said he plans to fight the disease and continue hosting Jeopardy! in the meantime.