Sunday, 18 November, 2018

'Jeopardy!' on hold while Alex Trebek recovers from brain surgery

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Ella Tate | 05 January, 2018, 14:45

Beloved game show host Alex Trebek has been forced to step away from hosting Jeopardy! to recover from head surgery.

He was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and underwent surgery to remove blood clots from his brain the following day.

"Surgery was performed, after two days in the hospital I came home to start recovery".

"Prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio and taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon", said a baseball-cap-wearing Trebek in the video.

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"He is expected to make a full and complete recovery", Sony Pictures Entertainment, which produces "Jeopardy!" said in a statement to NBC News. He will resume taping Jeopardy! in mid-January. Trebek posted a video message about the hiatus on the show's official Facebook page.

Trebek's absence isn't expected to affect the show much, since episodes are taped months in advance. Tournament of Champions finalists Buzzy Cohen, Alan Lin and Austin Rogers.

The following year, he suffered a mild heart attack.

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