During the holiday break of popular quiz show “Jeopardy,” longtime host Alex Trebek underwent surgery for blood clots on the brain.
In a video posted Thursday on the “Jeopardy” Facebook page, Trebek, 77, revealed that he had undergone the surgery and assured fans that he would return to the show soon.
“Alex underwent surgery in late December, but he’s already up and around. We’ll let him tell you the news…” read the caption on the Facebook post.
Trebek appeared in the video wearing a “Jeopardy” baseball cap, and said, “I had a slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago.”
“Surgery was performed,” Trebek said. “After two days in the hospital I came home and started recovery. The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy’ programs very, very soon.”
Trebek did not specify when he might return to work.
According to the Associated Press, Trebek, who is Canadian, has been hosting “Jeopardy” since 1984.