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Alex Trebek on Medical Leave from 'Jeopardy' After Surgery

Alex Trebek is currently recovering from surgery and production on Jeopardy is on a brief hiatus until he is better.

The 77-year-old longtime host of the trivia show was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma in mid-December, following a fall in October during which he hit his head.

“Surgery was performed. After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery,” Trebek says in a new video. “The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon.”

The current season will not be affected except that the College Championship will air later than planned as tapings have been delayed.

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Jeopardy's Alex Trebek Raps Drake & Kanye West Lyrics - Watch Now!

The Internet is going wild over a clip of Alex Trebek on Jeopardy this week, rapping lyrics to some of your favorite rappers.

The category was “Let’s rap, Kids!” and contained lyrics from songs by Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Desiigner and Kanye West.

“I was just getting into this rap thing. I’m not too good at it but I was getting into it,” Alex told the crowd after the category was finished.

The video, shared by social media producer Kenny Ducey, can be seen below…

VIDEO: Alex Trebek Pays Tribute to Late 'Jeopardy' Contestant Cindy Stowell

Alex Trebek took a moment to remember late Jeopardy champion Cindy Stowell, who recently died before her episode aired.

Cindy‘s six-streak streak ended on Wednesday (December 21) and that’s when the host paid tribute to the 41-year-old Austin native, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this month.

“For the past six Jeopardy programs, you folks have been getting to know the talented champion, Cindy Stowell. Appearing on the show was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition for that lady,” Alex said. “What you did not know is that when we taped these programs with her a few weeks ago, she was suffering from Stage IV cancer and sadly, on December 5, Cindy Stowell passed away.”

He added, “So from all of us here at Jeopardy, our sincere condolences to her family and her friends.”

Cindy won a total of $105,803, which she wanted to donate to cancer research.

VIDEO: Jeopardy's Alex Trebek Reveals Alan Thicke Got Him His First Big Break

Alex Trebek has a special memory of his longtime friend Alan Thicke.

The Jeopardy host opened up about the late actor and how he actually got him his first big hosting job on the 1970′s game show Wizard of Odds.

They remained friends throughout the years since.

Alan was always up. There was never any sourpuss or anything like that,” Alex said. “He was always stressing the posiive things. That’s a good person to be associated with, particularly when that person happens to be as talented in so many different ways as Alan was.

Watch Alex‘s interview below:

Alex Trebek Remembers Alan Thicke

'Jeopardy' Contestant Cindy Stowell Dies Days Before Episode Airs

This is such sad news – Cindy Stowell, a contestant on an upcoming episode of Jeopardy, has died just days before it will air.

The science content developer died on Monday (December 5) following a battle with colon cancer. Her episode is set to air on December 13.

Cindy‘s boyfriend Jason Hess revealed the news on Twitter.

“In the early morning hours cancer took the best friend, partner and pub trivia teammate a guy could ask for. Love you always,” he tweeted. “She was such a badass. She’s going to be on Jeopardy next Tues (12/13). Y’all should watch.”

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