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'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek undergoes brain surgery, takes medical leave from show

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek undergoes brain surgery, takes medical leave from show

But at 77 years old, Trebek has been dealing with some health issues, and he had to take medical leave to undergo brain surgery to remove blood clots.

According to an update posted on the Jeopardy website, Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after experiencing complications from hitting his head during a fall in October. Trebek, 77, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after complications from a fall he took in October, when he hit his head.

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. "After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery".

The news site states doctors diagnosed Trebek with a subdural hematoma.

Iran death toll rises after police officer shot during protest
The latest demonstrations came despite President Hassan Rouhani's vow that the nation would deal with "rioters and lawbreakers". Authorities have confirmed more than 400 arrests since the outbreak of the unrest, of whom around 100 have been freed.

Tapings of "Jeopardy!" have been put on hold while host Alex Trebek recuperates from surgery. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery.

Trebek has been hosting the popular game show since 1984.

The show's broadcast schedule will not be affected as the program tapes shows months in advance.


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