The longtime game show host is expected back on set when the show's production begins in July

By Alison Schwartz
Updated June 24, 2012 05:30 PM
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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a “mild heart attack.”

Sent to Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday, “Trebek is in good spirits and is currently under observation and undergoing further testing,” reads a statement from Sony Pictures Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“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, 71, who began hosting the trivia showdown in 1984, previously suffered a minor heart attack in December 2007.

The game show veteran’s contract was recently extended until 2014, reports THR.