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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek undergoes brain surgery, takes medical leave from show

06 January 2018, 12:30 | Ivan Casey

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek undergoes brain surgery, takes medical leave from show

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

He explained that he suffered the subdural hematoma, or blood clots on the brain after the injury about two months ago.

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.

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According to an update posted on the Jeopardy website, Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after experiencing complications from hitting his head during a fall in October.

He was back home two days after the surgery.

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The show's producer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, said in a statement that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 15 and underwent surgery the following day. He said his prognosis is "excellent", and he expects to be back taping "Jeopardy!" shows "very, very soon". Episodes of Jeopardy! are filmed months in advance of when they air, so there are plenty of completed episodes still due out.

No timetable has been announced as to when Trebek will return to the show.

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Alex Trebek is one of the most well-known game show hosts in America.



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