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Alex Trebek from 'Jeopardy' suffers a fall causing blood clots to the brain

Alex Trebek from 'Jeopardy' suffers a fall causing blood clots to the brain

Fans and followers continue to send in prayers for the speedy recovery of the iconic host.


According to an article published by Faith Family America, the host of the television show Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, underwent brain surgery after sustaining blood clots after an accident.


The network made a public announcement stating that Trebek will be on a long medical leave owing to his fragile health. However, his absence is not likely to impact the continuity of the show.


Since the game show is recorded weeks in advance, the pre-taped episodes will fill out the slots until Trebek returns to the set.


The popular host’s health is said to have deteriorated in December 2017, and it was traced back to a head injury he sustained a few months ago. The doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center were able to detect that Trebek had endured a subdural hematoma, which created blood clots in his brain.


Trebek was taken into surgery for having the clots removed. He later asserted that the surgery had gone well and that the doctors were positive about his recovery.


He added that he looked forward to returning to work, and felt grateful for all the concern his fans had expressed.


The 77-year-old television personality has maintained a positive note about the status of his health, and also revealed that he spent only 2 days in the hospital after the surgery.


He has hosted the show since 1984 and has been the presenter on several other game shows. He has notably hosted The Wizard of Odds, Battlestars, Double Dare, among others.


A star of Canadian origin, he started his career as the host of a Canadian music show titled Music Hop. He has been signed up as the host of Jeopardy! until the year 2020.


Trebek has also suffered two minor heart attacks in the past, and always returned back to working on the show within a few weeks.