Alex Trebek Hilariously Recites Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' Lyrics on 'Jeopardy!'


Alex Trebek channeled his inner Lizzo in a moment that's gone viral online.

A video of the “Jeopardy!” host reciting the singer’s famous lyrics is giving fans a much-needed smile during this pandemic.

Variety’s Rebecca Rubin shared the clip from Thursday’s episode on social media.

The feel-good moment finds the 79-year-old reciting a part of the chorus from the smash single, “Truth Hurts,” as part of the “lyrics of today” portion of the game.

In his signature calming voice, Trebek recites, "New man on the Minnesota Vikings, truth hurts, needed something more exciting, bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay.”

Kevin, the contestant, tries to stifle a laugh as he correctly guesses, “Who is Lizzo?”

Not one to miss a beat, Trebek retorts sarcastically: “And I did it exactly how she does it, did I?!'

He then deadpans to the camera as the audience erupts in laughter.

With much of the country feeling a little overwhelmed with new restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Rubin states that, “Alex Trebek singing Lizzo is actually exactly what we needed today.”

Her followers seemed to agree with one making a slight suggestion: “If only he sang the part about the DNA test.”

The only thing better than this brief snippet would be if Trebek posted the whole version of his “Truth Hurts” rendition on the web.

Earlier this month, the game show decided to continue filming without a live audience out of an abundance of caution for its crew, the audience, and Trebek, who is immunocompromised as he battles stage 4 cancer.

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