Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack
But hospitalized host is upbeat, aims to be at next month's Jeopardy taping
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2012 11:28 PM CDT
Updated Jun 25, 2012 1:06 AM CDT
Alex Trebek prepares to tape Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, earlier this year.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) Jeopardy king Alex Trebek has suffered a mild heart attack. The 71-year-old host of the long-running game show was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles over the weekend. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, and he plans to be back on the Jeopardy set next month when taping begins, reports ABC News. “Trebek is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing. He is expected to fully recover," reads a statement from Sony Pictures Television quoted by the Hollywood Reporter. Trebek last suffered a heart attack in 2007, and returned to work in a matter of weeks. He has hosted the popular game show since 1984.