Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday after suffering a “mild heart attack.”
In a statement released by Sony Pictures Television, “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.”
Trebek suffered a previous heart attack back in December 2007, but was back to filming Jeopardy! in a matter of weeks.He visited the hospital again on July 27, 2011, while pursuing a burglar in his hotel room in San Francisco. During the chase Trebek snapped his Achilles tendon,and was put in a cast for six weeks.
Trebek, 71,has been the face of Jeopardy! since 1984, and his contract recently was extended until 2014. Speaking to THR at the Peabody Awards in May, Trebek said that his dream job would be hosting Hollywood Squares.