Alex Trebek Takes Medical Leave From Jeopardy To Recover From Brain Surgery

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January 09, 2018

Jeopardy is a show we’ve all come to know and love. I spent many an evening huddled around the television set with my grandparents as we tried to guess the trivia questions before the contestants did. It’s a game show I’ve known and loved for many years and still watch to this very day with my own little family.

One of the many reasons folks young and old adore the show is because of Alex Trebek. He’s an excellent host and has a way of making contestants and the viewers at home feel as though they know him as a personal friend. Recently Trebek, age 77, was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma. During the holiday break, Trebek suffered a terrible fall, resulting in this condition. The day following, he underwent a serious and extensive brain surgery.

Subdural hematoma is a condition causing multiple blood clots in the brain, from a sustained injury to the head. Symptoms of this condition are slurred speech, severe headaches, trouble walking, maintaining balance, and nausea.

“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 stated in a recent video announcement.

The episodes for Jeopardy are recorded months in advance so Trebek’s medical break will not hinder the regularly scheduled episodes. Check out the video update from Trebek himself, below.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alex Trebek and his family during his recovery time.

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