'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Breaks from Filming Following Surgery
He underwent an operation over the holidays for blood clots on the brain caused by a fall
Published Jan 05, 2018Long-running Jeopardy host (and Coolio aficionado) Alex Trebek has announced he will be taking a break from his quizmaster duties as he recovers from surgery.
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.
"I had a slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago," he explained in his trademark matter-of-fact style. "Surgery was performed. After two days in the hospital I came home and started recovery. The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy programs very, very soon."
A specific date for his return to on-air hosting duties has yet to be announced.
Watch Trebek deliver the health update himself in the video below.