Alex Trebek, famed host of the popular Jeopardy! quiz show was taken to the hospital over the weekend following a “mild heart attack.” Trebek is currently recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Sony Pictures released a statement yesterday saying Trebek was “in good spirits,” and remained in the hospital “under observation and undergoing further testing.” Jeopardy! fans can rest easy: Trebek is expected to recover in plenty of time to resume his place behind the podium for his 29th season when Jeopardy! begins filming in July.
This is Trebek’s second heart attack. On December 11, 2007 he was admitted to Cedars-Sinai following his first heart attack. He was released on December 15, and returned to work on January 14, 2008.
Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy! since the show came back on the air in 1984. He is the show’s second host, taking over for the late Art Fleming, who hosted the show during its first two runs in 1964-1975 and 1978-1979.