“I’ve always tried to be straight with you and I’m not going to stop now,” he said. “So despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good. I’m continuing with my therapy and we -- by we, the staff -- is already working on our next season.”
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By therapy, Trebek didn’t explicitly say that he was undergoing chemotherapy, but remains optimistic and expects to return for the show’s 36th season, which starts taping in July and begins airing in September.
“I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff,” he said.
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Trebek vowed to fight the cancer, despite the statistically poor prognosis of beating the disease. He joked that he was contractually obligated to do so.
“Under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for three more years!” he said. “So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.”
On March 12, a week after the announcement, he was back at the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California, to tape episodes.
Watch Trebek's message in the video below.