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Alex Trebek on medical leave from ‘Jeopardy!’ after surgery

Alex Trebek attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on Feb. 15, 2015. (Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Zuma Preses/TNS)

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“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced Thursday that production of the game show is on hold after he underwent surgery in mid-December.

Trebek, 77, developed blood clots on the brain after a fall in October and spent two days in the hospital after the surgery.

“The prognosis is excellent and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy!’ programs very, very soon,” he said in a short video message.

The brief production break will push the College Championship episodes back from March to April.

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Trebek, who has hosted “Jeopardy!” since it began in 1984, is signed on through 2020.

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