Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

'Jeopardy!' Hiatus: Alex Trebek Goes On Medical Leave After Brain Surgery

Gwen Niksic Gwen Niksic
Rosie Leonard | 05 January, 2018, 14:43

Taping of the game show "Jeopardy" has been temporarily suspended after longtime host, Alex Trebek recently underwent brain surgery to remove blood clots.

No timetable for when he'll be back on the air.

Having hosted over 6,800 shows over 34 seasons since "Jeopardy!" was revived in 1984, Trebek set a Guinness World Record and has become something of a television institution.

Trebek was admitted to LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after experiencing complications from hitting his head in a fall in October. The surgery was successful and he was discharged from the hospital after two days.

Trebek himself echoed those sentiments in a video filmed in his home, calling the incident a "slight medical problem" and assuring fans that he would be back in the studio soon.

Trebek's absence isn't expected to affect the show much, since episodes are taped months in advance. The broadcast date is listed for the following month. He suffered a mild heart attack in 2012 and underwent knee surgery in 2015.

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

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