Jeopardy host Alex Trebek showed up at the National Geographic World Championship on crutches today after injuring his foot while chasing a thief from his hotel room. Yes, Alex Trebek. That’s just how fucking boring today is. I don’t like it any more than you do. TMZ says:
Cops say a 56-year-old woman was booked on felony burglary and possession of stolen property after allegedly entering Trebek’s room [while he was sleeping], taking cash and a bracelet his mother gave him and then stashing it near an ice machine on Trebek’s floor.
Trebek injured [his Achilles tendon] while chasing the woman down the hallway.
Waking up to a robbery in progress and then chasing the robber down the hall makes Alex sound really cool, but the reality is he’s pretty old. And Canadian. What probably happened is he woke up to pee for the fifth time that night because his prostate’s the size of grapefruit, saw someone rifling through his shit and made an attempt to thwart the would-be robber, but tripped on the belt from his robe and broke his foot instead. If it wasn’t for his Med-Alert necklace, he’d probably be dead right now. Seriously, did I mention he’s Canadian?
Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek on SNL: