Friday, 19 October, 2018

Alex Trebek Takes Medical Leave from JEOPARDY! Following Blood Clot Surgery

Alex Trebek Takes Medical Leave from JEOPARDY! Following Blood Clot Surgery Alex Trebek Takes Medical Leave from JEOPARDY! Following Blood Clot Surgery
Jeannette Daniel | 05 January, 2018, 14:40

As are we. Come back soon, Alex! It turns out that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after experiencing some complications that reportedly stemmed from a bump on the head he took during a fall in October.

He continued saying that two days after surgery, he was able to return home and his "prognosis is excellent".

Tapings of "Jeopardy!" have been put on hold while host Alex Trebek recuperates from surgery.

Trebek says in the video, "I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon".


In a video message, Trebek thanked fans for their concern as word of his surgery spread.

The following year, he suffered a mild heart attack. Like many other syndicated game shows, Jeopardy! is shot months prior to its air date, because of which, its broadcast schedule will remain unaffected.

The 77-year-old Canadian has become an American institution in the decades since he started hosting "Jeopardy" in 1984, beloved for the way he calmly delivers tough trivia to the cognoscenti that make up the show's contestants.

Watch Trebek's YouTube announcement below.

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