'Jeopardy' host taking break from taping after undergoing brain surgery

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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.

"Some of you may have heard by now that during the holiday break I had a slight medical problem".

Trebek posted a video message about the hiatus on the show's official Facebook page. He underwent surgery on December 16 for a subdural hematoma, or blood clots on the brain, that he incurred from a fall back in October.

Alex Trebek is recovering from brain surgery this week but doing well. He said his prognosis is "excellent", and he expects to be back taping "Jeopardy!" shows "very, very soon".

According to Deadline, Trebek is expected to resume taping later this month and the show's broadcast schedule is not expected to be affected as episodes are taped months in advance.

Trebek has hosted the syndicated quiz show since 1984, when it was revived by creator Merv Griffin and King World Productions. The only significant change is that the College Championship, which usually airs in April, will be postponed this year.

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