'Jeopardy!' on hold while Alex Trebek recovers from brain surgery

Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in April 2017

News reports the 77-year-old game show host underwent brain surgery to remove blood clots on December 16 at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is now recuperating.

The 77-year-old TV star appeared in a Facebook video Thursday night wearing a sweater and jeans with a "Jeopardy!" hat to reveal that he underwent surgery over the show's holiday break.

He was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and underwent surgery to remove blood clots from his brain the following day.

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He continued saying that two days after surgery, he was able to return home and his "prognosis is excellent". It turns out that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after experiencing some complications that reportedly stemmed from a bump on the head he took during a fall in October. "Jeopardy!" tapings are expected to resume in mid-January.

According to Deadline, production on the show will only be slightly affected - the upcoming College Championship will film in March instead of this month.

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