The category that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, 77, is talking about today is Health — Brain Health specifically. He has revealed doctors treated him in December for a subdural hematoma, which he describes as blood clots on the brain, caused by a fall he had in October.
In a video posted to Jeopardy!’s YouTube channel, Trebek appears in good spirit and says: “The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very very soon.”
Subdural hematoma usually occurs after a serious head injury and is among the deadliest, but it also can occur after a minor head injury, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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Representatives for Jeopardy!, one of America’s top game shows, say the TV icon is expected back in mid-January, and they have enough episodes already taped so there won’t be a void. The only notable change will be that the annual College Championship will air in April, not February.