‘Jeopardy!’ host Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek speaks as he is inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner at the Encore Las Vegas on April 9, 2018 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(WFLA) – “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Trebek released a video on the “Jeopardy!” YouTube page on Wednesday, making the sad announcement.

“I’m going to fight this and I’m going to keep working,” Trebek says in the video.

“I plan to beat the low survival-rate statistics for this disease.”

Trebek joked that he has to beat the disease, as the terms of his contract say he has to host the show for three more years.