Alex Trebek, Host of 'Jeopardy,' Suffers Heart Attack
The game show world had a medical scare today as Alex Trebek, the longtime host of "Jeopardy!," suffered a heart attack. Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Sunday afternoon.
Fortunately, Trebek's heart attack seems to have been a minor one, and he is in stable condition at the hospital. It looks like the 71-year-old host will have to stay for a while under observation, but according to a statement from Sony, he should be fine:
"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 was hospitalized last year, but in a very different situation: he allegedly tried to run down a thief who had broken into his hotel room, and snapped his achilles tendon in the process.
Trebek has been the sole host of "Jeopardy!" since the show became a daily presentation back in 1984. The only other regular host of the show was Art Fleming back in the show's early days throughout the 60's and 70's.