'Jeopardy!' College Championship Delayed After Alex Trebek Surgery

Jan 05, 2018, 12:40
'Jeopardy!' College Championship Delayed After Alex Trebek Surgery

Taping of the game show "Jeopardy!" has been suspended briefly while host Alex Trebek recovers from surgery to remove blood clots from his brain, Trebek and the show's producer said Thursday.

The show posted a video to its website on Thursday along with a message to fans.

"Some of you might have heard by now that during the holiday break, I had a slight medical problem", Trebek said in the video.

The host says he suffered a subdural hematoma, or blood clots on the brain, as a result of the fall.

Trebek posted a video on YouTube explaining he spent two days in the hospital following the surgery and is now recovering at home.

Production on the daily show has been put on hiatus to allow the 77-year-old native of Sudbury, Ont.to recuperate.

Trebek's medical leave of absence is not expected to affect the broadcast schedule for the show, which is taped months in advance.

Trebek, 77, fell and hit his head in October, the "Jeopardy" statement said, and was admitted on December 15 to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from the fall.