Alex Trebek Endures Surgery To Remove Blood Clots From His Brain

Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek on medical leave after brain surgery to remove blood clots
Alex Trebek Endures Surgery To Remove Blood Clots From His Brain

06 January, 2018

Alex Trebek has had brain surgery for blood clots after a fall three months ago, producers of "Jeopardy!" said Thursday.

Trebek posted a video on YouTube explaining he spent two days in the hospital following the surgery and is now recovering at home.

"Surgery was performed", he continues, "after two days in the hospital I came home and started recovery".

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The 77-year-old host was born in Sudbury, Ont., and went on to host "Jeopardy" in 1984. He was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and had surgery to remove it on December 16.

"Jeopardy!" still remains incredibly popular, and Trebek holds a world record for hosting over 7,300 game show episodes. "And I want to thank all of you for your concern", Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host.

The procedure aimed to get rid of the blood clots that had surfaced in his brain. 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". Otherwise, JEOPARDY!'s broadcast schedule is unaffected.

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