Alex Trebek Had Brain Surgery to Treat a Subdural Hematoma. Here’s What That Is

Jan 06, 2018, 02:19 PM

Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek told fans on Thursday he's recovering from brain surgery to correct a "slight medical problem" he suffered during the show's holiday break: a subdural hematoma, or blood clots on the brain.

The 77-year-old host, who had a mild heart attack in 2012 and a knee replacement in 2015, thanked and reassured the show's fanbase in a video posted to its YouTube page.