"Normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this, and I'm going to keep working," Trebek, 78, expressed in his video message. "And with the love and support from my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rates statistics for this disease."
Following the sad news, celebrities took to social media to send Trebek well wishes and words of encouragement.
"Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers to Alex Trebek, Ken Jeong tweeted. "You are my hero. ❤️❤️??."
Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers to Alex Trebek.
"The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer," Pat Sajak and his family said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to him and his family. But there is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire country, are pulling for you, Alex."
Dane Cook also took a moment to send the game show host "lots of positive energy."
I just want to say to Alex Trebek I know you can kick cancers ass. You are the true daily double and the ultimate Jeopardy! champion in my eyes. Lots of positive energy coming your way from so many sir.
Alex Trebek - you are one of the greatest leaders and class acts in show business. Your level of grace, even in the face of adversity, is admirable and second to none. Stay strong and keep the faith, Alex. We are with you all the way! https://t.co/mBvVWZNpzU