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Alex Trebek In Hospital After Suffering Heart Attack

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is in the hospital after suffering from a heart attack yesterday. The Associated Press details the situation:

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild heart attack.
Sony Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Sunday that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday. She says the 71-year-old Trebek is expected to fully recover and be back giving answers when “Jeopardy!” resumes production on a new season next month.

While he was in the hospital on Saturday, “Jeopardy!” won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.

Trebek has been hosting “Jeopardy!” for 28 years.

When Trebek was in D.C. to film a special Power Players edition of Jeopardy! featuring everyone from Chris Matthews to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Trebek admitted to Chris Wallace in an interview that he was contemplating retirement in a few years once he’s hit the 30-year mark for hosting the popular, long-running game show.

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