Alex Trebek

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek hospitalized

June 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM ET

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Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek, longtime host of the iconic game show "Jeopardy!," was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday after suffering a “mild heart attack.”

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According to a statement released Sunday, “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 previously suffered a heart attack in December 2007, after which he returned to "Jeopardy!" in a matter of weeks. He was also injured on July 27, 2011 while pursuing a burglar in his hotel room in San Francisco. After snapping his Achilles' tendon, he wore a cast for six weeks.

Trebek, 71, has hosted "Jeopardy!" since 1984, and his contract was recently extended until 2014. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at The Peabody Awards in May, Trebek said that his dream job would be hosting "Hollywood Squares."

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