‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Recovering from Heart Attack

by | June 24, 2012 at 4:27 PM | TV News

Alex Trebek (Photo: AP)

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild heart attack.

Sony Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Sunday that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday.

She says the 71-year-old Trebek is expected to fully recover and be back giving answers when “Jeopardy!” resumes production on a new season in July.

While he was in the hospital on Saturday, “Jeopardy!” won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.

Trebek has been hosting “Jeopardy!” for 28 years.

The news spread rapidly Sunday on the entertainment-news Web sites, though all the stories said essentially the same thing.

The story on Us Weekly’s Website gave the full text of the “Jeopardy!” press rep’s statement.

According to Us, she said Trebek “is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing. He is expected to fully recover and be back at ‘Jeopardy!’ when production begins taping in July for the new season, the show’s 29th.”

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