Fans of the hit game show Jeopardy were stunned this week as the show’s long-time host, Alex Trebek, revealed he was hospitalized last month.
The game show shared a video message from Trebek on their social media page, revealing that the program has been put on hiatus while Trebek recovers at home.
NBC News reported that the 77-year-old host underwent emergency brain surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 16.
Trebek revealed that the surgery was to remove blood clots on his brain, also know as subdural hematoma. The condition is usually linked to head injuries, and Trebek explained it was caused by a fall he suffered in October.
While the host brushes his case off as a “slight medical problem,” he says he spent two days recovering in the hospital before being released to recover at home.
Trebek shared a video message to fans about his recovery process, and revealed what will happen to Jeopardy in the meantime.