Alex Trebek Reveals He Underwent Brain Surgery

Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek revealed he underwent brain surgery late a year ago.

Trebek himself echoed those sentiments in a video filmed in his home, calling the incident a "slight medical problem" and assuring fans that he would be back in the studio soon.

Trebek posted a video on YouTube explaining he spent two days in the hospital following the surgery and is now recovering at home. About two months later, he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and underwent surgery to remove it.

Alex Trebek is recovering from brain surgery this week but doing well.

All of us here at 1010 WINS wish Alex a speedy recovery - because what is Jeopardy! without Alex Trebek? He underwent surgery in December. He said his prognosis is "excellent", and he expects to be back taping "Jeopardy!" shows "very, very soon".

A specific date for his return to on-air hosting duties has yet to be announced.

The show's broadcast schedule will not be affected as the program tapes shows months in advance.

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

  • Jacqueline Ellis