'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Takes Medical Leave After Brain Surgery

1010 WINS- Television game show host Alex Trebek has revealed that following recent surgery, the 77-year-old will be going on medical leave from the long-running hit show Jeopardy! in order to take time to properly recover.

Trebek reached out to viewers with a video posted on the "Jeopardy" Facebook page.

The procedure aimed to get rid of the blood clots that had surfaced in his brain. After receiving a diagnosis of a subdural hematoma, he underwent surgery to remove the hematoma on December 16. He spent two days in the hospital and returned home to continue recuperating. While many others in Trebek's profession have left the stage, he has been the face of "Jeopardy!" since 1984. "And I want to thank all of you for your concern", Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host. Because the show is filmed months in advance, its broadcast schedule won't be affected with one exception: The upcoming College Championship, which was supposed to tape now, will film in March and air in April.

"Jeopardy!" still remains incredibly popular, and Trebek holds a world record for hosting over 7,300 game show episodes.

  • Kyle Peterson