Watch: Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Tears Up After Touching Message from Contestant

Watch: Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Tears Up After Touching Message from Contestant

Jeopardy!’s Alex Trebek got emotional during last night’s episode after a contestant used their answer to give a touching message to the legendary host, who has been battling pancreatic cancer.

Instead of writing in his answer during Final Jeopardy round, with $2,000 on the line, contestant Dhruv Gaur wrote,  “What is we (heart) you, Alex!”

Trebek was visibly moved and fought back tears as he replied, “Oh, that’s very kind of you. Thank you.(That) cost you $1,995, you’re left with $5.”

The Daily Mail reports that Gaur took to Twitter to explain why he wrote the kind message.

“Sorry for west coast spoilers, but I’m really glad I got the opportunity to say to Alex what everybody at the tournament was thinking,’ wrote Gaur.

“For context, Alex had just shared with us that he was reentering treatment for pancreatic cancer. We were all hurting for him so badly. When Final Jeopardy came up, I could’ve tried to puzzle it together, but really, just kept thinking about Alex, and thought he should know.  I’m just very grateful I got the opportunity to say what I know everyone was thinking. Sending all the love. #weloveyoualex.”

Trebek was first diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in March. By May, he had revealed that his cancer was in remission.

Unfortunately, in September, Trebek suffered a setback and was told he had to undergo another round of chemotherapy. The beloved TV host told CTV News, “Yup, (I) went all the way down to numbers that correspond with a normal human being without cancer,” he said

“Then all of a sudden, it blew up and went 50 per cent higher than when it was first diagnosed. Go figure.”

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