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Alex Trebek, "Jeopardy!" host, announces surgery for blood clots on brain

Alex Trebek,

Trebek posted a video message about the hiatus on the show's official Facebook page.

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

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"Surgery was performed", he continues, "after two days in the hospital I came home and started recovery". He underwent surgery in December. But he assured fans he'd be back reading clues to contestants soon.

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

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Using the same tone he employs to distill hard subjects on the show, Trebek explains that after taking a fall two months ago he suffered a "slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain". Trebek "is expected to make a full and complete recovery", show producer Sony Pictures Entertainment says in a statement, noting Trebek is due back in the middle of this month. However, the upcoming College Championship will film in March instead of January and air in April.

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