Alex Trebek announces his return to ‘Jeopardy!’ post-chemotherapy

What is, pure happiness?

Almost five months after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Canadian icon Alex Trebek has announced that he will be returning to Jeopardy! this September.

In his official statement, Trebek shares that he’s been doing a lot of chemotherapy and is ready to return to the legendary trivia show.


“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” Trebek said in an interview with People. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory… some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50%.”

Season 36 of Jeopardy! will premiere on September 9th!