Alex Trebek recovering from brain surgery; 'Jeopardy' filming on hiatus

Alex Trebek

On Thursday, the Jeopardy! host revealed that he's on medical leave from his hosting duties, as he's recovering from surgery relating to a subdural hematoma.

Tapings of "Jeopardy!" have been put on hold while host Alex Trebek recuperates from surgery.

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

Trebek says in the video, "I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon".

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Trebek is expected to make a full and complete recovery. But he assured fans he'd be back reading clues to contestants soon.

Producers told Variety that because "Jeopardy!" has a long lead time in taping, the only change to the show's on-air schedule would be shifting its College Championship episodes from March to April. He suffered a mild heart attack in 2012 and underwent knee surgery in 2015.

The 77-year-old host was born in Sudbury, Ont., and went on to host "Jeopardy" in 1984.

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