'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek takes medical leave post brain surgery

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 11:06 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 5 (ANI): Longtime 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek, in a video message to fans, has revealed that he recently underwent surgery to remove blood clots from his brain after a fall.

Trebek, however, assured fans he would be back reading clues to contestants 'very, very soon.'

Wearing a 'Jeopardy' baseball cap, yellow sweater and jeans, the 77-year-old said, "I had a slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago."

"Surgery was performed," he continued, "after two days in the hospital I came home and started recovery. The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy' programs very, very soon."

Trebek will resume taping 'Jeopardy!' in mid-January, reports Deadline. (ANI)