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Jeopardy's Alex Trebek Taking Medical Leave After Brain Surgery

Jeopardy's Alex Trebek Taking Medical Leave After Brain Surgery

Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek revealed he underwent brain surgery late previous year.

Trebek posted a video message about the hiatus on the show's official Facebook page. Surgery was performed; after two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery.

Trebek's hosted "Jeopardy!" since 1984. 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. As a result, he developed a complication in his brain called a subdural hematoma, which doctors discovered around mid-December 2017.

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News reported that taping on the show has been suspended until Trebek recovers. Luckily, it doesn't seem to be as serious as it sounds, with Sony Pictures Entertainment releasing a statement saying that "he is expected to make a full and complete recovery. And I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon", Trebek added. Otherwise, JEOPARDY!'s broadcast schedule is unaffected.

Despite his medical leave, the show will air new episodes, which were taped in advance.

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