'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek takes medical leave post brain surgery

  • 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek takes medical leave post brain surgery

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek takes medical leave post brain surgery

Production on Jeopardy! has been put on a brief hiatus while longtime host Alex Trebek recuperates from surgery.

Wearing a "Jeopardy" baseball cap and using the same tone he employs to explain hard subjects on the show, Trebek says "I had a slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago". But he assured fans he is coming back to the show soon.

Trebek said he is taking medical leave after undergoing surgery to remove a subdural hematoma that formed after he fell and hit his head in October.

The show's Twitter page had a video of the Trebek explaining the situation.

"He says he expects to be back in the studio soon, but gave no specific timetable".

According to Deadline, Trebek is expected to resume taping later this month and the show's broadcast schedule is not expected to be affected as episodes are taped months in advance.

Trebek, 77, fell and hit his head in October, the "Jeopardy" statement said, and was admitted on December 15 to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from the fall.