Trebek rep: 'Alex is up ... in good spirits,' recovering from mild heart attack

Story highlights

  • Alex Trebek checked into a Los Angeles hospital Saturday
  • The "Jeopardy!" host suffered a mild heart attack, according to a Sony Television spokeswoman
  • By Monday, Trebek was "up and about and in good spirit," the spokeswoman said
  • The 71-year-old "looks forward to returning home as soon as his doctors give their approval"

Alex Trebek's condition continued to improve Monday, two days after the "Jeopardy!" host suffered a mild heart attack, a Sony Television spokeswoman said.

"Alex is up and about and in good spirits while doctors complete their testing at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He has been moved to a regular room today and looks forward to returning home as soon as his doctors give their approval," said Sony's Paula Askanas.

Trebek, 71, checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Saturday, according to Askanas.

She said Sunday that Trebek "is expected to fully recover and be back at 'Jeopardy!' when production begins taping in July for the new season, the show's 29th."

The show won the best game show Emmy at the Daytime Emmy awards Saturday.