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."

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.

March 6, 2019

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."

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...I hope that’s a comfort.

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Actor Ken Jeong tweeted that he's sending "all my love, thoughts and prayers" to Trebek.

Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers to Alex Trebek.

You are my hero. ❤️❤️??pic.twitter.com/CcXhVtqUT8

March 6, 2019

Chris Harrison, host of "The Bachelor," offered his prayers as well, from one host to another. 

Thinking and praying for fellow game show host and absolute legend Alex Trebek as he starts his fight with pancreatic cancer. God’s speed my friend https://t.co/W0JJnlS6LY

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Dr. Mehmet Oz urged Trebek to "stay strong."

I'm saddened to hear about Alex Trebek's stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Stay strong, friend. ❤️ https://t.co/oi3RvVZVCQ

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Others chimed in to offer their words of encouragement.

Robin & I are sending all of our love and prayers to Alex Trebek. He’s one strong guy and will fight this! https://t.co/nXy41nxaZT

March 6, 2019

We are all pulling for Alex Trebek who just revealed he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He vows to fight this and to keep working. We're with you, Alex.

March 6, 2019

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.

March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek is hands down the person I've seen on my TV the most over the years and @Jeopardy is one of my favorite shows ever. Pulling for you Alex! #fuckcancer https://t.co/eGIXaR3Jo2

March 6, 2019

Sending best wishes to Alex Trebek, aka Alex Lebek, host of RiddleQuest pic.twitter.com/1CYARVlsil

March 6, 2019

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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