“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is taking a break from the hit show for health reasons.
In a new video, Trebek revealed that he underwent brain surgery last month, saying, “Some of you may have heard by now that during the holiday break, I had a slight medical problem — a subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain, caused by a fall I endured about two months ago. Surgery was performed. After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery.”
“Prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio and taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon,” the 77-year-old continued, wearing a 'Jeopardy!' hat. “And I want to thank all of you for your concern.”
Alex has been hosting “Jeopardy!” for 33 years.
Despite his medical leave, the show will air new episodes, which were taped in advance.