Alex Trebek on Leave from 'Jeopardy' Due to 'Medical Problem'

Jan 06, 2018, 00:26
Alex Trebek on Leave from 'Jeopardy' Due to 'Medical Problem'

Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek will be absent from ABC's game show for a brief spell after reports of a medical leave surfaced earlier this week.

Trebek posted a video on YouTube explaining he spent two days in the hospital following the surgery and is now recovering at home.

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Alex Trebek is recovering from brain surgery this week but doing well.

In a Facebook video last night (January 4), the 77-year-old Canadian-born TV personality revealed that he'd undergone surgery over the show's holiday break. After receiving a diagnosis of a subdural hematoma, he underwent surgery to remove the hematoma on December 16. He's hosted "Jeopardy" since 1984. Trebek is expected to make a full recovery. He said his prognosis is "excellent", and he expects to be back taping "Jeopardy!" shows "very, very soon".

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Producers told Variety that because "Jeopardy!" has a long lead time in taping, the only change to the show's on-air schedule would be shifting its College Championship episodes from March to April.

He added: "And I want to thank all of you for your concern".

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