Alex Trebek on medical leave from 'Jeopardy' after surgery

Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in April 2017

Production on Jeopardy! has been put on a brief hiatus while longtime host Alex Trebek recuperates from surgery.

He goes on to explain that he took a fall two months ago which caused subdural hematoma or blood clots on the brain.

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

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Alex Trebek is recovering from brain surgery this week but doing well. Per ABC News, he announced the news himself in a video posted to the show's Facebook page on Thursday.

"The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon!"

In a video message, Trebek thanked fans for their concern as word of his surgery spread.

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The game show host is expected to make a full recovery and resume taping mid-January.

But over the years there have been a few medical scares that have made headlines, including a 2012 heart attack and the time he snapped his Achilles tendon while chasing a burglar in his hotel room in 2011.

However, none of these health problems have dissuaded Trebek from hosting the quiz show. The 77-year-old promised a speedy return to the show.

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Watch Trebek's YouTube announcement below.

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