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Vanna White Supports Alex Trebek During His Cancer Battle

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Wheel of Fortune star, Vanna White, spoke out about Alex Trebek’s cancer battle.

In an interview with Closer Weekly, White expressed support for her friend of many years. Trebek announced in March that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Since then, he’s thanked fans for their support and has given updates on his health.

“Oh I’ve been supporting him 100%. We’ve known each other for over 30 years, of course,” White said.

“And even though he’s on a different show, we’re still the same family so I’m there and supporting him and praying for him,” the game show personality expressed.

White gave an update on Trebek. “He’s hanging in there. He’s a strong man and he has got such a strong will to conquer this. [He’s] very good, very good. He’s a funny man. He’s funny, he keeps himself entertained and he entertains others with his humor,” White said.

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White’s co-star, Pat Sajak, issued a statement via Twitter when Trebek first revealed the news. “The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer. 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.”