'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Takes Hiatus Following Surgery for Blood Clots on His Brain

Playing 'Jeopardy!' on Hiatus While Host Alex Trebek Recovers From Brain Surgery

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has taken a hiatus from his classic game show over health issues.

In a video posted this week, the host of more than 30 years explained why taping has paused.

"Some of you may have heard by now that, over the holiday break, I had a slight medical problem," Trebek, sporting a Jeopardy! baseball cap, says from what is presumably a couch in his own home.

Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Dec. 15 with complications after hitting his head in a fall that took place in October.

He has since been diagnosed with a subdural hematoma or, as he describes it, "blood clots on the brain."

While it seems serious, trivia lovers shouldn't fret, as the beloved host will be stumping armchair geniuses again before you know it.

"The prognosis is excellent and I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon," he said. "And I want to thank all of you for your concern."

Trebek is expected to make a full and complete recovery.

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