Longtime Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Actress Olivia Newton-John is also facing breast cancer for the third time and offered a touching message to the host. C3 For Change is fighting for a cure and supporting those who are going through this tough time. Read the article below for more about what she had to say to Trebek about his journey ahead.
Olivia Newton-John is no stranger to fighting against the odds, having been diagnosed with breast cancer three times in her life.
The 70-year-old “Grease” actress is facing the disease again and maintaining a positive attitude.
She also took the time to share some kind words with “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek, 78, after he revealed he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
In an interview with ET, Newton-John shared what she told Trebek upon hearing the news.
“I sent him a message saying, ‘I know you can get through this,’ and, ‘Don’t listen to stage four and all of [that],'” she told the outlet. “‘Don’t read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal yourself.'”
She also said that a “sense of humor is vital.”
“He has a great attitude and a great sense of humor about it and I’m sure he’ll do very well,” she added.
In his announcement last week, Trebek said he is committed to beating the disease.
“Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” he shared in a video.
“And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease,” he added.
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