Alex Trebek, the host of the daytime game show Jeopardy is recovering from brain surgery after suffering from a fall approximately two months ago. Trebek spoke during a video that was uploaded to the official Jeopardy Twitter account and provided more information regarding his injury. While news of Trebek’s fall had been publicized there was little knowledge that he had suffered complications from the incident. According to Trebek, he developed blood clots on the brain or subdural hematomas. Trebek underwent brain surgery over the holiday break and says that he is making an excellent recovery. Doctors are giving him a great prognosis and Trebek expects to return to work soon.
The 77-year-old stated that he had the surgery on December 15, 2017, and returned home just two days later. Fortunately, Trebek was home in time to celebrate the holidays with his family and friends.
The news of Trebek’s successful surgery and speedy recovery was met with welcome praise from those who’ve enjoyed his work on the long-running television series. Still, many fans are continuing to follow his recovery and are worried about him.
You may see Alex Trebek’s official statement and update in the video player below.
Alex underwent surgery in late December, but he’s already up and around. We’ll let him tell you the news… pic.twitter.com/5LOA4etPDK
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) January 4, 2018
The post has received many comments and while some people made references to Jeopardy and the shows use of delivering answers in the form of questions, many people just let Alex Trebek know they were praying for his good health, recovery and wished to see him return to the air.
According to an NBC news report, Jeopardy is on hiatus while Trebek continues his recovery. Trebek is expected to resume taping by the middle of January.
The show is taped in advance and there are plenty of episodes that are slated to air while Alex continues his reocvery. According to the report, the only thing that might prove to be troublesome would be the college championships and tournaments.
Those who watch Jeopardy can find the tournament schedules on the official website.
Taping of 'Jeopardy!' has been suspended briefly while host Alex Trebek, 77, recovers from surgery to remove blood clots from his brain, the show's producer said. https://t.co/AEFJMmeCAI
— Captivate (@Captivate) January 5, 2018
Were you surprised to hear that Alex Trebek developed blood clots following his October fall?
We’re hoping Alex continues to have a speedy recovery and returns to Jeopardy quickly.