Following Alex Trebek's announcement last month that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the "Jeopardy!" host shared on Twitter Wednesday that he was “feeling good” and vowed to return in September for the show's 36th season.
“Some of you may recall that at the beginning of this season I promised you that we had some surprises in store for you. Of course, I had no idea at that time that there were some surprises in store for me as well,” he began.
Trebek, 78, continued by saying that he was "touched beyond words" by the messages of encouragement and support he's received, particularly from young people.
“I’ve always tried to be straight with you and I’m not going to stop now," he continued. "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. So I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff.”
Meanwhile, James Holzhauer, the 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas who smashed the single-day Jeopardy record last week with $110,914, shattered that mark by taking home another $131,127 on Wednesday.
James is already up to 10 wins! How far will he go? pic.twitter.com/dn1nsUWYkq— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) April 18, 2019
The win was the 10th in a row for Holzhauer, whose total winnings now stand at $697,787.