Alex Trebek recovering from surgery for blood clots caused by fall

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Published Thursday, January 4, 2018 7:38PM EST

Last Updated Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:34PM EST

Alex Trebek is recovering from surgery for a subdural hematoma caused by a fall, but says he’ll be back on Jeopardy! soon.

The host of the long-running gameshow called his injury a “slight medical problem,” in a statement posted to YouTube on Thursday.

It was “a subdural hematoma — blood clots on the brain – caused by a fall I endured about two months ago,” he said.

He was back home two days after the surgery.

“The prognosis is excellent and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy!’ programs very, very soon,” he said.

Last November, Trebek was invested into the Order of Canada. The Sudbury-born star told CTV’s Omar Sachedina why the U.S. show often includes Canadian trivia.

“I’ll tell you a secret. Our head writer is a Canadian from Montreal. That’s how we manage to sneak in the stuff,” he said.

Trebek has hosted more than 7,600 episodes of Jeopardy! since he first joined the show in 1984.




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