By DiMarkco Chandler:
Alex Trebek, the 71-year-old host of Jeopardy, the nation’s number one game show, suffered a mild heart attack Saturday and has been hospitalized. Trebek was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is currently under close observation.
A spokeswoman for Trebek says he is expected to make a full recovery.
“Jeopardy” is scheduled to start filming its 29th season in July 2012. Yesterday, the Daytime Emmy Awards honored Alex with a lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, the game show received an award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. This award marks “Jeopardy’s” 12th win for the category in over the 38 year history of the Emmy Awards.
Trebek suffered a heart attack in 2007, but that incident proved to be mild, and the TV game host was back to work in a matter of days following the attack.
Yesterday’s award came when Trebek was recovering in the hospital.