After months of treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek is officially back to work.
Alex Trebek returned to the stage Monday night for Jeopardy!‘s Season 36 premiere, during which he thanked fans and viewers for their continued support. Trebek had announced his cancer diagnosis in March and said in May he was already “near remission.”
“Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show,” the 79-year-old began the episode, which saw returning champion Jason Zuffranieri extend his six-game streak.
“I truly hope you folks have enjoyed revisiting some of our special tournaments throughout this past summer,” Trebek continued. “But today, Jeopardy! begins its 36th season on the air and I’m happy to report, I’m still here.”
Alex is back in action! Join him on September 9 for the premiere of Season 36. pic.twitter.com/Vdv9t9vxDE
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