'Jeopardy!' Host Reveals He Underwent Unexpected Brain Surgery

Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek on medical leave after brain surgery to remove blood clots

Alex Trebek has had brain surgery for blood clots after a fall three months ago, producers of "Jeopardy!" said Thursday. As a result, he developed a complication in his brain called a subdural hematoma, which doctors discovered around mid-December 2017.

Trebek posted a video message about the hiatus on the show's official Facebook page.

Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy! since 1984, and appears to have every intention to continue his hosting duties once he has fully recovered.

He continued saying that two days after surgery, he was able to return home and his "prognosis is excellent".

All of us here at 1010 WINS wish Alex a speedy recovery - because what is Jeopardy! without Alex Trebek?

Trebek, 77, who has hosted "Jeopardy!" for 33 years, said in a video that he would resume taping the game show "very, very soon" and called the brain surgery "a slight medical problem", NBC News reported. The only affected episodes will be the College Championship, which will now air in April, but the rest of the Jeopardy! schedule won't be affected.

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