Courtside for Christmas.
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and his wife, Jean Currivan Trebek, spent Christmas Day sitting courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers game.
While the couple of 29-years kept it lowkey and casual, Trebek’s appearance delighted fans who have been concerned about his health since he announced his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March.
Fans took to social media to celebrate his healthy and happy appearance.
“Great to see Alex Trebek at the Lakers vs Clippers game!” one user tweeted alongside a photo of Trebek on the jumbotron. “A true icon. Thinking of you constantly sir, and sending all the positive vibes for your health.”
“Alex Trebek at the Laker game,” one user tweeted alongside a photo of Trebek on the jumbotron. “Cancer patient and all. Still hosting Jeopardy. Still going to Laker games. Amazing man. Hoping for a long, healthy remainder of life for him.”
Despite undergoing his second round of chemotherapy, the longtime game show host said he will not allow his diagnosis to stop him from living his life adding that he remains dedicated to his hosting duties for as long as he can.
“I will keep doing it as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish,” he told Canada’s CTV News. “I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving. But there will come a point when [fans and producers] will no longer be able to say, ‘It’s okay.’ “
Trebek also expressed his gratitude for all the love and well wishes he’s received from fans.
“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers,” he told PEOPLE in May. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agree it could very well be an important part of this.”