Pat Sajak Offers Alex Trebek Support in Touching Message: We 'Are Pulling for You'
Pat Sajak, of "Wheel of Fortune," was just one of the celebrities to offer their support for Alex Trebek, who announced Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
When "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the swell of support was immediate.
Pat Sajak, of "Wheel of Fortune," posted a statement on Twitter saying that he and his family are "saddened" by the news.
"Our hearts go out to him and his family," the statement read. "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."
Famed "Jeopardy!" winner Ken Jennings offered his support to Trebek as well. "One thing I know for a fact: Alex is very aware of how much he means to millions of people, and how we will be pulling for him," he wrote in part. "I hope that’s a comfort."
Actor Ken Jeong tweeted that he's sending "all my love, thoughts and prayers" to Trebek.
Chris Harrison, host of "The Bachelor," offered his prayers as well, from one host to another.
Dr. Mehmet Oz urged Trebek to "stay strong."
Others chimed in to offer their words of encouragement.
Trebek announced the news himself in a video posted on YouTube.
In the video message, Trebek said he wanted the news about his health to come directly from him and wanted to be "open and transparent" with his viewers about his diagnosis. He said he received the news this week.
"Normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I am going to fight this and keep working," Trebek triumphantly declared.
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