Although most people don't think of Alex Trebek as a particularly loud person, he definitely knows how to thrill the many fans of "Jeopardy!" The game show host, who has been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, was spotted courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers game on Christmas night.
Throughout the game, cameras revealed that Trebek and other celebrities like Kevin Hart were in attendance at the game. Naturally, fans were happy to see Trebek out and about, especially because he looked healthy.
Fans of the host immediately took to Twitter, commenting on Trebek's physical appearance or remarking that they were glad he was enjoying himself at the game. "Seeing Alex Trebek just made me soooo happy! #NBAChristmasDay," one user wrote on Twitter.
"The fact that Alex trebek and Kevin hart are on the frontlines of this lakers game is a Christmas gift and it makes me laugh," someone else wrote.
The 79-year-old game show host announced his battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, and has received a huge wave of support in the weeks since. Just recently, fans were thrilled by the fact that Trebek had managed to host his holiday Christmas party, and had even cropped up on Instagram.
In an interview with Good Morning America in September, Trebek offered the public an update on his health. It was in that interview that he revealed he'd have to undergo a second round of chemotherapy.
"In terms of getting my strength back, that hasn't happened, unfortunately," he said on the show. "I was doing so well, and my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer, so we were all very optimistic. And they said good, we're gonna stop chemo, we'll start immunotherapy."
He admitted to losing 12 pounds in a week. Although fans are encouraged by his continued presence on "Jeopardy!" the host admits that he often has to take breaks.
"I talk to the producers about this all the time now. I say, 'Look, I'm slurring my words. My tongue doesn't work as much, as well as it used to. The chemo has caused sores inside my mouth. It makes it difficult for me to speak and enunciate properly," he told the Canadian news program W5 back in October. "They say, 'Well, we don't notice.' I notice those things. And I'm sure there are observant members of the television audience who notice also."