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Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek Gets a Standing Ovation Along With his Daytime Emmy Award Months After Disclosing His Pancreatic Cancer.
Updated On 06 May, 2019 Published On 06 May, 2019
Canadian-American TV personality Alex Trebek, best known as the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! has proudly added another trophy to his collection.
Alex Trebek won his sixth Daytime Emmy Award as best game show host on Sunday.
He revealed about his pancreatic cancer battle on 6th March via a video.
Though he is struggling for his life, he says that he has hope to live 22 more years and celebrate his 100th birthday.
Just two months after announcing that Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the star won the Daytime Emmy Award for best game show host at Sunday night's ceremony.
Host Alex Trebek wins Emmy Award with Standing Ovation.
SOURCE: NBC Los Angeles
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he said backstage,
"The reception I got from the audience was extremely special, very touching. We all know what’s going on in my life and I alluded to that in my remarks and I’ve been very blessed to discover how many people our show has influenced in their lives."
"Jeopardy! has become a special institution in Americana. And it has been a force for good, a force for knowledge, a force for the best kind of reality television if you think about it. Anybody can succeed, anybody can win a lot of money. Just ask James Holzhauer."
This is the sixth time he won the acclamation including a 2011 lifetime achievement award!
"Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you. And it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So, therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information."
"Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer … “And with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low-survival-rate statistics for this disease."
He revealed his struggle with "deep sadness" after the diagnosis of the 4th stage of cancer. Still, he spoke about his "hope" to overcome the battle at a benefit on Saturday.
He attended the Pancreatic Cancer Network walk at the Los Angeles Zoo where he helped raise money to fund pancreatic cancer research. He told the attendees that he hopes to make it to 22 years just like a fellow speaker, Angie who is 22 years cancer free.