Alex Trebek revealed that he had pancreatic cancer in March 2019. In a video shared with Jeopardy! fans, he talked about how he was planning to beat a stage four diagnosis. He even joked about his Jeopardy! contract.\r\n\r\nAlex said, "I\u2019m going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends \u2014 and with the help of your prayers also \u2014 I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Truth told I have to because under the terms of my contract, I have to host \u2018Jeopardy\u2019 for three more years. So, help me. Keep the faith, and we\u2019ll win. We\u2019ll get it done."\r\nJean Trebek said she wanted Alex to take a break but knows the 'Jeopardy!' team is like family to him\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen Alex received his diagnosis, his wife Jean asked him to take a step back from hosting the game show. However, she knows that the people working on the show are like family to him. Alex has been hosting Jeopardy! since 1984.\u00a0\r\n\r\nRELATED: Alex Trebek Discusses The Regret He Has In His Longtime Marriage\r\n\r\nJean admitted that she wants him to take a break but said, "I know it\u2019s what feeds him. He loves doing 'Jeopardy!' He has his own family over there. They are such a close-knit, beautiful group of people. I think that gives him a lot of support. A sense of purpose and that he\u2019s just not in bed and can be productive."\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAlex has gotten a break due to the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic shut down the filming of many shows and movies, including Jeopardy! He admits he is doing well and happy to be past the one year mark since his diagnosis. We hope that Alex is getting the break he deserves and is feeling good!