Alex Trebek announced some good news Thursday: his chemotherapy treatment has ended and he's now "on the mend" and back to work at "Jeopardy!"
In a video promoting the show's 36th season, Trebek says he was having another day at the office — but it was an "exciting day."
Many great things have been happening, Trebek said. Not only is the show coming off a record-breaking season, during which contestantachieved an incredible 32-game winning streak, but Trebek teased that the upcoming season also has a breakout star.
In the video, Trebek also reveals he's gone through a lot of chemotherapy, which is "thankfully now over."that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and that he was planning on working through treatment. Just a few months later, after "mind-boggling" chemo results.
In the latest video, which was shared on the "Jeopardy!" Twitter account, Trebek is seen celebrating his 79th birthday on the set of the show in front of a studio audience.
"We have some exciting things coming up and I can't wait to share them with all of you," Trebek says. "Let me tell you, it's going to be a good year."
In the short clip, Trebek also seems ready to reveal another personal detail about himself: "Who would I want to play me if I ever did a biographical film about me?" he asks. Then he answers: "Betty White."
The new season of "Jeopardy!" starts September 9.