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Alex Trebek's Wife Jean Shares Toughest Part of His Cancer Battle

Alex Trebek's Wife Jean Shares Toughest Part of His Cancer Battle

Alex Trebek‘s wife of almost 30 years, Jean Currivan Trebek, is spilling on the hardest part of her husband’s cancer battle.

The 79-year-old Jeopardy! host has been fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer for almost a year.

“For me, it’s when I see him in pain and I can’t help him,” Jean said in a recent interview with Good Morning America‘s Michael Strahan. “When he doesn’t eat right. When he has too much diet soda.”

When asked if she’s ever suggested that Alex take a break from the game show, Jean Currivan Trebek replied, “Yes, to my girlfriends, yes. But I know its what feeds him. He loves doing Jeopardy. He has his own family over there. They are such a close-knit, beautiful group of people. I think that gives him a lot of support. A sense of purpose and that he’s just not in bed and can be productive.”

Alex Trebek chimed in about his wife, “It’s always tough for the caretakers because she has to deal with her worrying for my well-being and also dealing with… I’m not always the most pleasant person to be around when I am experiencing severe pain and depression, and she has to tread lightly around me.

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