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Alex Trebek on the mend after heart attack

June 25, 2012 |  5:03 pm

Alex Trebek is expected to resume taping "Jeopardy"

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek continued to recover Monday at an L.A. hospital after suffering a heart attack.

A spokeswoman said he hoped to move into a regular room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center soon.

Trebek was stricken Saturday in Los Angeles. That evening, "Jeopardy!" was named best game show at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills.

Trebek is expected to make a full recovery, Paula Askanas, senior vice president of media relations for "Jeopardy!" parent Sony Pictures Television, told the Ministry of Gossip on Monday; and he should be on the set when the show begins taping its 29th season in July.

"Alex is up and about and in good spirits while doctors complete their testing at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute," Askanas said.

Trebek also suffered a heart attack in 2007. He took several weeks off and then resumed taping "Jeopardy!"

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Photo: "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. Credit: Ben Hider / Getty Images

 

 

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