The host of the long-running TV game show 'Jeopardy!', Alex Trebek, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Saturday after suffering what is being characterized as a "mild" heart attack. Trebek is said to be recovering in hospital.
The 71-year-old is not expected to miss work. “Trebek is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing," a statement from Sony Pictures Television, producer of the show, said Sunday. "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.”
Trebek suffers second heart-attack
It's the second heart-attack suffered by Trebek. The first came in 2007, and that one, too was said to be mild and saw him return to work on 'Jeopardy!' after a short convalescence. The popular figure has hosted the iconic show, which features contestants answering questions which require skill and knowledge, since 1984.