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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Undergoes Brain Surgery And Announces Hiatus From Filming His Show

by Jess Butler
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Alex Trebek is one of TV’s most iconic game show hosts. He’s been the face of Jeopardy! since 1984 and has a contract with the show through 2020.

However, due to a severe injury to his head, Alex will be taking a hiatus from hosting.

According to CNN, Alex experienced a bad fall in October 2017. As a result, he developed a complication in his brain called a subdural hematoma, which doctors discovered around mid-December 2017.

Luckily, he was treated quickly and went in for brain surgery the following day.

The procedure aimed to get rid of the blood clots that had surfaced in his brain. He was released from the hospital on December 18 and is choosing to take a break from his hit TV show to heal.

In a video posted on the Jeopardy! website, Alex himself explains: “After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery. The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon!”

He is expected to make a full recovery in due time and will be back doing what he does best: hosting for all of his Jeopardy! fans!

Learn more about the Jeopardy! host in the video below, and please SHARE if you wish him well!

Thumbnail Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Footage provided courtesy of KCPQ Seattle

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