Beloved game show host Alex Trebek says side effects from his Stage 4 pancreatic cancer treatments could soon force him to leave Jeopardy!
The TV icon got real about his future during a recent interview, saying he’s starting to slur his words and his tongue isn’t working, at times, during taping — and he admits it might mean stepping away from the show sooner than he’d hoped.
In a candid conversation with CTV, shot on Friday, Alex reveals just how cancer and chemotherapy have started to diminish his skills. As we reported … Alex went for another round of chemotherapy last month, and he says the treatments are causing sores inside his mouth, making his role as a host more challenging than ever before.
So far, Alex says the show producers have been supportive and tell him everything’s fine, but isn’t sure how long that will last.