LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Longtime “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek had surgery for blood clots on the brain, but assured fans he’d be back reading clues to contestants soon.
Trebek appeared in a video on the “Jeopardy” Facebook page Thursday to announce that he’d had the surgery during the show’s holiday break.READ MORE: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Wearing a “Jeopardy” baseball cap and using the same tone he employs to explain difficult subjects on the show, Trebek says “I had a slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago.”
“After two days in the hospital I came home and started recovery,” he continued. The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy’ programs very, very soon.”READ MORE: US Border Agents Receiving Help On Custody Work, Returning To Field
He gave no specific timetable for when he might return.
The 77-year-old Canadian has become an American institution in the decades since he started hosting “Jeopardy” in 1984, beloved for the way he calmly delivers tough trivia to the cognoscenti (people who are considered to be especially well informed about a particular subject) that make up the show’s contestants.MORE NEWS: US Ramps Up Plan To Expel Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Gathered In Texas
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