Long-time “Jeaopardy” host Alex Trebek is taking a leave from the show after undergoing brain surgery. Trebek posted a video on the Jeopardy website explaining his leave of absence.
“Some of you may have heard by now that during the holiday break I had a slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood cots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago. The surgery was successful. After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery. The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy programs very, very soon.”
Trebek said in the video. CNN (@cnn) reports that Trebek’s absence will not affect the the shows schedule because Jeopardy tapes months in advance. The only alterations to the show’s schedule is that the College Championships will air in April this year. The show is scheduled to move on as planned with 77-year old Trebek as the host when Trebek recovers.