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Alex Trebek recovering from mild heart attack

Sara Hall

Alex Trebek recently suffered a mild heart attack.

Trebek’s heart attack on Saturday is his second in four years

Alex Trebek, host of the popular game show Jeopardy!, is expected to make a full recovery after experiencing a mild heart attack on Saturday.

The host, 71, was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday and was reported to be resting on Sunday.

Alex Trebek is expected to be stable enough for the start of the 29th season of Jeopardy!, which begins in July, Paula Askanas, a Sony Television spokeswoman, told the Associated Press on Sunday.

“Trebek is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing,” Sony Pictures Television said.

Alex Trebek also suffered a heart attack in December 2007, but he was back on the set of the show within weeks.

Alex Trebek had another health scare last July when he chased a burglar out of his hotel room and, in the process, snapped his Achilles tendon. He then remained in a cast for six weeks.

Jeopardy! won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show on Saturday.

Alex Trebek has won five Daytime Emmy awards for best game show host (once in a tie with Bob Barker of The Price Is Right).

Alex Trebek has also hosted other game shows in the United States and his native country, Canada, including shows Pitfall and High Rollers.

Alex Trebek has been reported telling Chris Wallace of Fox News that he plans on staying on Jeopardy! for three more years, rounding out three decades on the show.

“A lot of people have been telling me: ‘Alex, you’ve got to go for at least 30. At least do two more,’ ” he said. “So that has a nice ring to it: Put in your 30, and go help people.”

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