'Jeopardy' host Trebek has surgery on brain

05 January, 2018, 14:46 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek On Medical Leave Following Surgery

But he assured fans he'd be back reading clues to contestants soon.

The 77-year-old TV star appeared in a Facebook video Thursday night wearing a sweater and jeans with a "Jeopardy!" hat to reveal that he underwent surgery over the show's holiday break.

Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on 15 December (17) after experiencing complications from hitting his head in a fall in October.

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

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However, the upcoming College Championship, which was scheduled for taping now, will now be filmed in March. "The prognosis is excellent and I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon", he said. Trebek said, "I want to thank all of you for your concern".

Trebek's absence isn't expected to affect the show much, since episodes are taped months in advance.

However, none of these health problems have dissuaded Trebek from hosting the quiz show.

Trebek is set to return to taping "Jeopardy" in mid-January.

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