'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Recoups From Recent Brain Surgery

January 5, 2018

Longtime host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek announced he will be taking some time away from the popular game show to recover from brain surgery.

The 77-year-old made the announcement via the show's Facebook page on Thursday and gave no mention on his return.

Trebek said he had a "slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall" he endured two months earlier.

Over the holiday break, surgery was performed and after two days in the hospital, Trebek came home and began his recovery. "The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy' programs very, very soon." the host says.

Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy since 1984.