“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek said Monday in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he had resumed chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer about a month after reporting he was “on the mend.”

At the time of the update, Trebek said, “I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer. So we were all very optimistic.”


Despite the earlier progress, Trebek told the program he was undergoing another round of therapy, saying his doctors made the decision after he lost a significant amount of weight.

"My numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again and that's what I'm doing," Trebek said, saying he had lost 12 pounds in a week.

The host said he had also dealt with depression since his initial diagnosis, adding, "When it happened early on I was down on myself. I didn’t realize how fallible each of us is in his or her own way ... I talk to the audience sometimes and I get teary eyed for no reason. I don’t even bother to explain it anymore, I just experience it. I know it's a part of who I am and I just keep going.”