Alex Trebek’s skills have ‘started to diminish’

TV host Alex Trebek
TV host Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek says his skills have “started to diminish” as he continues to battle stage four pancreatic cancer.

The 79-year-old TV star announced his cancer diagnosis in March, and although he was said to be nearing remission after undergoing chemotherapy, he was told in a recent doctor’s appointment that his “numbers [are] sky high”, so he needs to resume the treatment.

Despite his diagnosis, Alex returned to host the 36th season of Jeopardy! last month, but now says he isn’t sure how much longer he’ll be able to work on the game show because his health is beginning to deteriorate.

He said: “I can be sitting in my dressing room and I get up, and I’m not able to move, but then all of a sudden when Johnny says: ‘Now here is the host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek,’ OK, lets go! I will keep doing it as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish.”