Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek updates fans following brain surgery

Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena Calif

But he assured fans he is coming back to the show soon.

No timetable for when he'll be back on the air. Trebek posted a video message about the hiatus on the show's official Facebook page.

Trebek was admitted to LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on December 15 after experiencing complications from hitting his head in a fall in October.

"Surgery was performed", he said "After two days in the hospital I came home and started recovery". Trebek said, "I want to thank all of you for your concern". The prognosis is excellent.

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Trebek has hosted the syndicated quiz show since 1984, when it was revived by creator Merv Griffin and King World Productions. The broadcast date is listed for the following month. In 2011, he ruptured his Achilles tendon while chasing a burglar out of his hotel room.

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.

Trebek is set to return to taping "Jeopardy" in mid-January.

Watch Trebek's YouTube announcement below.

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