Alex Trebek Chokes Up After Emotional Message From 'Jeopardy!' Contestant: 'We Love You, Alex'

There are very few celebrities out there who are universally loved. Keanu Reeves is a given. The Rock has had his day in the sun. Did I already say Keanu Reeves?

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is definitely one of them.

We've all been pulling for Alex since he announced his diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer in March.

Alex has been open and honest with his fans and the world about his treatment and prognosis, which has resulted in tons of support from all over the world.

When he first announced his diagnosis in March, it was incredibly emotional.

He remained optimistic, saying, "Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this. I'm going to keep working 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.

At first, his health seemed to be dramatically improving, but he unfortunately suffered a setback in October when he delivered a 'dismal' update.

Despite his initially good results, the switch from chemotherapy to immunotherapy wielded bad results.

"My numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed," he said, "so, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again and that’s what I’m doing."

And despite some people's worries, he's dedicated to 'Jeopardy!'

In an interview with CTV, he said that he had begun to hear himself slurring his words. He said at the time about his hosting job, "I will keep doing it as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish."

But he came back to reassure everyone who started to worry.

Alex has said that he has no plans to step down as host until he absolutely has to.

That dedication and love for his craft has been reflected back to him on a recent episode where one contestant took advantage of not knowing the answer to final Jeopardy.

Instead of taking a guess, this contestant wrote, "We Love You, Alex" in its stead.


What a sweet gesture!

Even sweeter was that Alex immediately choked up, and even as he continued on to announce the contestant's final score, he sounded extremely emotional.

You can watch the clip here.

It's so sweet to see Alex so touched by this simple gesture.

Fans were equally as touched, and "We Love You Alex" started trending on Twitter immediately.

"Thanks Dhruv for doing that bcuz that's how everyone feels about Mr Alex Trebek. We all love him & wish him well. Alex's reaction was priceless," wrote one Twitter user.

We love you too, Alex!