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Alex Trebek leaves "Jeopardy!" after autumn requires blood clot surgery
Trebek leaves a video message for fans to talk about his recovery from blood clots in the brain and the resulting surgery.
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Alex Trebek is taking medical leave from Jeopardy! after surgery to remove blood clots from your brain after a fall.
Wearing a Jeopardy! baseball cap, yellow sweater and jeans, a tenuous Trebek, 77, left a video message at Jeopardy! YouTube channel on Thursday explaining its status and promising a quick return to the organization of the contest.
"Some of you may have already heard that during the holidays, I had a mild medical problem," Trebek said in the video.
The fall he "endured about two months ago" caused subdural hematoma or blood clots in the brain, he said.
Trebek had surgery in December.
"After two days in the hospital, I arrived home to begin recovery," said Trebek. "The forecast is excellent, and I hope to be back in the studio recording more Jeopardy! very, very soon."
Deadline industry website reported that Trebek will resume recording Jeopardy! in mid-January. Because the program is filmed months in advance, your broadcast program will not be affected by medical permission with one exception: the next University Championship, which is supposed to be recorded now, will be filmed in March and will be broadcast in April .
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