The longtime host, who revealed his diagnosis in March, said he pushed through the difficult days at the start of his cancer treatment, even if it meant “writhing in pain” on the floor of his dressing room from agonizing stomach cramps.
“This got really bad. I was on the floor writhing in pain … It went from a 3 to an 11 [on the pain scale]. And I just couldn’t believe. I didn’t know what was happening,” Trebek said on CBS Sunday Morning, airing on May 12. “And it happened three or four times a day while we were taping.