‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek gets choked up after loving message from contestant

"Jeopardy!" contestant's message to Alex Trebek.
"Jeopardy!" contestant's message to Alex Trebek. (WDIV)

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was understandably emotional on the show Monday night after a contestant used their final round answer to send a loving message to the longtime host, who is battling cancer.

Trebek is undergoing his second round of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

A contestant in the “Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions Semi-Finals” lost nearly $2,000, just to offer this message, “What is, We ♥ you, Alex!”

Trebek read out the answer and didn’t seem to register what it said until after he finished reading it saying, “that’s very kind of you thank you. That cost you, $1,995, you’re left with five bucks, okay.”

Watch the emotional moment below:

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