Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek thanks fans for support in cancer fight

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Offers Positive Health Update, Thanks Fans: 'I'm Touched Beyond Words' — Watch

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Offers Positive Health Update, Thanks Fans: 'I'm Touched Beyond Words' — Watch

He added: "So I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff".

Trebek made it known in March that he meant to continue working on the show while receiving treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Due to the game show's taping schedule, the records were actually set one day apart, with Holzhauer's new high score occurring on February 12. "I'm touched beyond words". We're pulling for you, Alex!

"Despite what you may have heard, I'm feeling good, I'm continuing with my therapy", Trebek said.

Great news, Jeopardy! fans: Alex Trebek says he's "feeling good" - and is already thinking about returning for next season.

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Press PLAY above to watch Trebek's video update, and then hit the comments and share your well-wishes for the Jeopardy! host.

What was even more exciting was that Holzhauer's prize, $110,914, held a special numerical significance - it's his daughter birthday.

When Trebek, 78, first announced the diagnosis, he pledged to fight the disease. "We will get it done", he said at the time. "The many cards that I've received from young people". Keep the faith and we will win.

His contract for the show is through the 2021-22 season.

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