‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek on Medical Leave After Suffering Subdural Hematoma (Video)

Game-show fixture says that the “prognosis is excellent”

Last Updated: January 4, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

Alex Trebek is taking a break from his “Jeopardy!” hosting duties, after suffering from blood clots on his brain.

The 77-year-old Trebek broke the news in a YouTube video published Thursday, disclosing that he dealt with a “slight medical problem” over the holiday break — subdural hematoma, caused by a fall he suffered “about two months ago.”

“Surgery was performed. After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery,” Trebek said in the video. “The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy!’ programs very, very soon.”

Watch Trebek break the news in the video.