Canadians are still in shock after American and Canadian television host, Alex Trebek confirms that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. Trebek is best known for his role on the popular game show Jeopardy! which has been entertaining Canadians for decades. In light of the news, Canadians are absolutely heartbroken and are sending an overwhelming amount of support to Trebek.
Yesterday, Trebek made the announcement on air at the Jeopardy! set about his cancer. He started off his speech by saying he has always wished to be completely transparent with his fans, and he wished to keep this promise by ensuring that his fans heard about the news through him first and not other media outlets.
He informed the public that he was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer, which has a low survival rate. He told the audience that he would do his absolute best to beat it, and even joked that he couldn't let cancer beat him because he is still contracted to host three more years of Jeopardy!
However, after the devastating news was delivered to the nation, Trebek ended on a positive note stating that he is confident that he can beat the low survival rate of this cancer, stating at the end, "Keep the faith and we'll win. We'll get it done,".
Keeping the faith is definitely what Canadians have been doing. Since Jeopardy! posted the official message yesterday, March 6, 2019, fans and even celebrities have been sending an overwhelming amount of support and love Trebek's way.
Prime Minister Justin Treudeau was quick to reach out to Trebek after the announcement stating, "Keep fighting, Alex- Canadians are rooting for you!". Many other Canadian public figures, celebrities, and even companies were quick to follow suit.
Keep fighting, Alex – Canadians are rooting for you! https://t.co/EY3Tm1uKVx— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 7, 2019
Sending love your way, Alex! 💜— hulu (@hulu) March 6, 2019
We’re with you, Alex. 💪💪💪— Sony (@Sony) March 6, 2019
Answer: Alex Trebek.— Green Party Canada (@CanadianGreens) March 6, 2019
Question: Who is an absolutely legendary Canadian?
Our thoughts are with you. Fight the good fight, sir. https://t.co/SPByf2PpMm
We are saddened at the news that our friend and 2006 #CWOF Inductee, Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with Alex as he takes on this fight.#Jeopardy #CanadaThrives https://t.co/GmutbIlQds— Canada’s Walk of Fame (@CWOFame) March 7, 2019
Sending support on behalf of all Toronto residents to Alex Trebek tonight following his cancer announcement today and his pledge to fight the disease. He's a beloved Canadian and I know we are all supporting him.— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 7, 2019
I’ll take, “He is a Canadian treasure who beat cancer and went on to stump contestants as host of a popular game show”— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) March 7, 2019
Wishing Alex Trebek strength as he takes on his toughest contestant yet. https://t.co/eZgKOo070k
This Canadian born game show host is fighting cancer but with millions in his corner.— Tom Harrington (@cbctom) March 6, 2019
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Of course, fans across the world are all sending their support Trebek's way as well.
Heartbreaking. As a cancer survivor myself, I wish him all the strength and courage in the world to fight this— Kim Rose (@HeyMoe018) March 6, 2019
I watched Jeopardy with my dad almost every night throughout my childhood, Alex Trebek you are a legend and a Canadian icon, and you’re gonna slay cancer 💪💙 https://t.co/KVevSa3aRd— Allie Cox (@Allie_Cox8) March 7, 2019
A true Canadian and from one Canadian to another stay strong @Alex Trebek. My husband who also has stage4 has been battling this cancer for close to 4yrs. Stay strong stay healthy— Deborah Phillips (@casey1952) March 7, 2019
Alex Trebek from a fellow Canadian and cancer survivor I want to wish you all the best in the battler you are undertaking my thoughts are with you. Good luck.https://t.co/LvLGbKZtZd— 🍁 Merlin 🍀 (@MerlinYYC) March 7, 2019
All of Canadian is sending our love to you, Alex Trebek.