Alex Trebek’s no nonsense tinge is something of his trademark. The “Jeopardy!” horde has employed it in some-more than 6,800 episodes of a diversion show, doling out kind rebukes and farcical affirmations to players.
Trebek used that same tinge Thursday to announce on YouTube that he’s on a leave of deficiency from a uncover after undergoing mind medicine for blood clots — medically famous as subdural hematoma — that were “caused by a tumble we endured dual months ago.”
Wearing a yellow sweater, jeans and a blue “Jeopardy!” hat, a 77-year-old wryly addressed a camera, job a procession “a slight medical problem.”
“Surgery was performed. After dual days in a hospital, we came home to start recovery,” he said. “The augury is excellent, and we design to be behind in a studio taping some-more ‘Jeopardy!’ programs very, really soon.”
Trebek was certified to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 15 and underwent medicine a subsequent day, Sony Pictures Entertainment pronounced in a statement. He was expelled from the hospital on Dec. 18.
Trebek is approaching to make a full liberation and to start taping a uncover again in mid-January, a studio added.
“Jeopardy!” is filmed months in advance, so a brief filming interregnum won’t impact a promote schedule, save for one exception. The College Championship, that was scheduled to be taped now, will be filmed in Mar and atmosphere in April.
Trebek recently renewed his agreement to continue hosting a diversion uncover by a 2019-2020 season, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced in May.
The diversion show, that is in a 34th season, has been hosted by Trebek given it was regenerated in 1984.
When he hosted his 6,829th part of “Jeopardy!” in Jun 2014, a Guinness Book of World Records awarded him a universe record for many diversion uncover episodes hosted by a same presenter on same show
The news release announcing his record said, “Alex has been a buttress of a uncover for all 30 seasons and has never missed an part due to illness.”
The usually time someone else hosted a module in that time, a recover added, was on Apr 1, 1997, when he and longtime “Wheel of Fortune” horde Pat Sajak switched shows for a day as an Apr Fool’s gag.
“It’s an respect to reason a Guinness World Record for hosting ‘Jeopardy!,’ that I’ve mostly pronounced is a best of existence T.V.,” Trebek pronounced during a time.
Not many diversion uncover hosts have warranted a luminary standing Trebek has.
For decades, he has seemed as himself on renouned sitcoms trimming from “The Simpsons” to “Cheers” to “Beverly Hills, 90210.” On a final part of “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert boarded a sleigh with dual illusory characters and one genuine celebrity: Santa Claus, Abraham Lincoln and Alex Trebek. And one of a many fast sketches on “Saturday Night Live” found Will Ferrell impersonating a horde in a ridicule “Celebrity Jeopardy!”
Trebek’s name trended on Twitter Thursday night into early Friday morning, as fans poured out support for a host.
“I wish Alex Trebek a rapid recovery. You’re in my thoughts/tweets,” tweeted one user.
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