Sports Columnist Michael Wilbon Suffers Minor Heart Attack

Atlanta, GA 1/29/2008 11:01 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Michael Wilbon, the famed Washington Post sports columnist and co-host of ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption", suffered a minor heart attack early Monday morning.

According to reports, Wilbon complained of chest pains to his wife around 3 a.m. She then took him to the hospital. Doctors found minor blockage in his heart and performed an angioplasty, which successfully removed the blockage.

Wilbon missed the airing of Monday's episode of PTI and was replaced by sports writer J.A. Adande. Co-host Tony Kornheiser mentioned that Wilbon was out with chest pains during the telecast. However, Kornheiser did not know that it was an actual heart attack until after the show.

Wilbon is expected back at his home in Scottsdale, AZ early this week.

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