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Alex Trebek recovering from brain surgery; 'Jeopardy' filming on hiatus

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Ginger Lopez | 05 January, 2018, 14:45

Beloved game show host Alex Trebek has been forced to step away from hosting Jeopardy! to recover from head surgery.

As are we. Come back soon, Alex!

He underwent surgery on December 16 for a subdural hematoma, or blood clots on the brain, that he incurred from a fall back in October.

No timetable for when he'll be back on the air. Per ABC News, he announced the news himself in a video posted to the show's Facebook page on Thursday. The surgery was successful, and he was released from the hospital two days later. He has since returned home to continue his recovery and has assured fans that "the prognosis is excellent".




"Some of you might have heard by now that during the holiday break, I had a slight medical problem", Trebek says in the video.

Trebek has hosted the syndicated quiz show since 1984, when it was revived by creator Merv Griffin and King World Productions.

Jeopardy! debuted as a daytime show in 1964, and ran until 1975. The show tapes its episodes ahead of time, so viewers shouldn't notice much of a disruption in the schedule, though the show's college championships will be pushed to April.

Trebek has had a history of health scares.

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