'Jeopardy' host taking break from taping after undergoing brain surgery

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Alex Trebek is taking a brief medical leave from his work as host of "Jeopardy" following surgery last month.

As are we. Come back soon, Alex!

No timetable for when he'll be back on the air.

Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on 15 December (17) after experiencing complications from hitting his head in a fall in October. "And I want to thank all of you for your concern". The prognosis is excellent.

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Jeopardy! debuted as a daytime show in 1964, and ran until 1975.

According to Deadline, production on the show will only be slightly affected - the upcoming College Championship will film in March instead of this month. In 2011, he ruptured his Achilles tendon while chasing a burglar out of his hotel room. He suffered a mild heart attack in 2012 and underwent knee surgery in 2015.

The 77-year-old Canadian has become an American institution in the decades since he started hosting "Jeopardy" in 1984, beloved for the way he calmly delivers tough trivia to the cognoscenti that make up the show's contestants.

In May, he renewed his contract with Sony Pictures Television to host the show through the 2019-2020 season.

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