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It's been reported today that Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has been admitted to the hospital this weekend after suffering a heart attack. That's the bad news. The good news is, it sounds like he's going to be ok. But what does this mean for Jeopardy? A statement released answers that question.
The Hollywood Reporter posted the news, stating that Trebek was admitted to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday following a "mild heart attack." The word "mild" is certainly a relief to hear, but a heart attack is still a heart attack. Fortunately, it sounds like he's expected to recover, though there's still testing to be done. Here's the statement released, which not only sounds positive in terms of Trebek's health, but also seems optimistic that this incident won't affect his job hosting the popular TV game show Jeopardy, which is set to start filming its new season later this summer.
“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 has been host of Jeopardy for the good part of three decades, delivering the answers to a number of questions in a variety of categories, as contestants attempt to come up with the correct questions. Trebek's latest contract puts him on the job for the next two years, which will bring his run to a nice round thirty years.
We're sending positive thoughts out to Alex Trebek and his family that he makes a full and speedy recovery.