Trebek reached out to viewers with a video posted on the "Jeopardy" Facebook page.
"I had a slight medical problem, subdural hematoma, blood clots on the brain caused by a fall I endured about two months ago", he explained in his trademark matter-of-fact style. During the holiday weeks, Trebek had surgery done for it and two days later, he returned home from the hospital to recover.
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The show's producer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, said in a statement that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 15 and underwent surgery the following day.
So soon in fact, the syndicated game show says Trebek will resume taping in mid-January. The only affected episodes will be the College Championship, which will now air in April, but the rest of the Jeopardy! schedule won't be affected.
In a video message, Trebek thanked fans for their concern as word of his surgery spread.