'Jeopardy' host taking break from taping after undergoing brain surgery

05 January, 2018, 14:14 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek On Medical Leave Following Surgery

On Thursday, the Canadian-born host appeared in a video on the "Jeopardy" Facebook page Thursday to announce that he'd had the surgery during the show's holiday break. He has since returned home to continue his recovery and has assured fans that "the prognosis is excellent".

This isn't the first medical emergency the 77-year-has suffered while hosting the show.

Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on 15 December (17) after experiencing complications from hitting his head in a fall in October. He underwent surgery in December. 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".

Trebek's medical leave of absence is not expected to affect the broadcast schedule for the show, which is taped months in advance. In 2011, he ruptured his Achilles tendon while chasing a burglar out of his hotel room.

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