Trebek told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that after a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, his “numbers shot up” and doctors ordered him back on the treatment.
The 79-year-old game show host announced in March that he had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he hasn’t missed a day on the show, which tapes its episodes in advance.
Trebek said his goals for the summer were to get his strength and hair back, and his progress on both fronts was “dismal.”
— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) September 17, 2019
In a video released by the show later in the morning, Trebek said he’s learned that cancer treatment “is not a straightforward affair.”
“Please keep me in your good thoughts and prayers,” Trebek said. “It really means a lot.”
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