I’ll take “Cardiac Complications” for 800… Too soon?
Alex Trebek suffered his second heart attack on Saturday. The “Jeopardy!” host was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medial Center in Los Angeles and the only reason I make light about it is because he is reportedly doing just fine.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story and relayed a message from Sony Pictures Television:
“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.”
His first heart attack happened in December of 2007, after which Trebek returned promptly to the game show in mere weeks, proving that his body not only houses a super brain but also a super recovery rate.
If you’re interested in a full medical history of the host, he was also injured in July of 2011 while chasing after a burglar in a San Francisco hotel. Trebek snapped his Achilles’ tendon – ouch! – in the process, which resulted in a cast for six weeks.
If he keeps going this way, he’s going to have his own “Jeopardy!” category: “The Medical Tribulations of Trebek.” Daily Double anyone?
No word on whether or not his overall health is in poor condition, causing all these heart attacks. According to a recent Wheat Thins commercial, it would appear that he was at least maintaining a healthy diet, munching on the Nabisco crackers.
Trebek has hosted “Jeopardy!” for 28 years now, starting in 1984. His contract was recently extended to 2014, rounding it off to an even 30.
At, 71, you got to hand it to the guy. He looks great! All joking aside, we wish Alex the best and hope for a speedy recovery!