Jeopardy! star Alex Trebek is “feeling great” as he continues to seek treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The popular host opened up about his health in a YouTube video shared on Thursday. He told fans he’s been continuing his cancer treatment amid the game show’s hiatus due to the ongoing global health concerns.
“I am doing well,” he shared. “I have been continuing my treatment and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal. My numbers are good. I am feeling great.”
Trebek clearly hasn’t been relaxing too much, however, because added that he “even wrote a book” during his time away. He shared that his memoir, The Answer Is …Reflections on My Life, will be out on July 21.
The star appeared to be in good spirits and was even joking around with listeners. “Whenever there’s a break in the Jeopardy! tape schedule, I often take that opportunity to grow some facial hair. Clearly, I’ve been doing that while waiting for us to safely return to the studio, which I hope will be very, very soon,” he joked.
Trebek also spoke about the return of Jeopardy! and how he’s been recording show openings in his home for upcoming special episodes that will begin airing July 20. The episodes will feature footage from past beloved Jeopardy! episodes and will even include Trebek’s first-ever appearance as the show’s host from 1984.
“Once again, I can’t wait to return to the studio and start recording shows for the new season in September,” he said. “Meanwhile, my wish for all of you: stay safe.”
Check out the full video below: