The beloved host of “Jeopardy!” provided fans with an update on both his health and the show on Thursday. And like many other men during the pandemic, he appears to have grown out his beard.
“There were some good days but a lot of not-so-good days,” Trebek said at the time. “I joked with friends that the cancer won’t kill me, the chemo treatments will.”
“There were moments of great pain, days when certain bodily functions no longer functioned and sudden, massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it really was worth fighting on,” he added.
In Thursday’s update, Trebek also kept “Jeopardy!” fans in the know about some “very special ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes that will be coming up in July.”
“For the first time ever, we are going to open the ‘Jeopardy!’ vaults and take another look at some of our favorite episodes, including the very first ‘Jeopardy!’ show I ever hosted, mustache and all,” he said.
Starting July 20, fans will be able to watch a week of the best episodes from the show’s first decade. The following week will show highlights from “Celebrity Jeopardy!” featuring stars like Carol Burnett, Regis Philbin and Martha Stewart.
“I can’t wait to return to the studio and start recording shows for the new season in September,” Trebek said. “Meanwhile, my wish for all of you — stay safe.”