The beloved Jeopardy! host has a storied career.
Yesterday afternoon, Jeopardy!, the daily syndicated trivia show, shared a video on its YouTube page with host Alex Trebek announcing that he would be taking medical leave from the show after recovering from brain surgery. He had a fall in October and underwent surgery over the holiday break to remove blood clots on the brain. According to Trebek, his “prognosis is excellent,” and he hopes to “be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon.” In honor of the decorated host's recovery, here are four facts you might not have known about him.