Alex Trebek Takes Medical Leave from JEOPARDY! Following Blood Clot Surgery



But he assured fans he is coming back to the show soon.

Having hosted over 6,800 shows over 34 seasons since "Jeopardy!" was revived in 1984, Trebek set a Guinness World Record and has become something of a television institution. It turns out that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after experiencing some complications that reportedly stemmed from a bump on the head he took during a fall in October.

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After spending two days in the hospital, he returned home and is recuperating.

"Some of you might have heard by now that during the holiday break, I had a slight medical problem", Trebek said in the video. The prognosis is excellent.

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Trebek says in the video, "I expect to be back in the studio taping more 'Jeopardy!' programs very, very soon".

Because of "Jeopardy's" long lead time in taping, the only change to the show's on-air schedule will be the shift of its College Championship episodes from March to April.

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Trebek has had a history of health scares. The 77-year-old promised a speedy return to the show.

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