Celebrity journalist and former 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' host Robin Leach, 76, suffers a STROKE while vacationing in Mexico

  • Leach was flown back to Las Vegas after becoming unable to speak or eat
  • He has since been released from the hospital and into a rehab facility
  • The reporter's entertainment column has been put on hold
  • He hosted 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' from 1984 to 1995?

Leach, pictured this year, hosted 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' from 1984 to 1995, and currently writes an entertainment column for the Las Vegas Journal-Review

Robin Leach, celebrity reporter and former host of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous', has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

English-born journalist Leach, 76, who resides in Las Vegas and is currently a reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, became unable eat or walk without help while in Cabo San Lucas. He emigrated to the United States in 1963.

According to the?Review-Journal, Leach's son Steve arranged for his father to fly back to Las Vegas, where he remained in the ICU at Saint Rose Dominican Hospital until Monday afternoon.

He was subsequently transferred to a rehabilitation facility, where he was reportedly in good spirits and able to speak.

Leach (left, pictured with Victoria Valentine and Ed McMahon) has written about entertainment for publications like the New York Daily News and People

Leach (left, pictured with Victoria Valentine and Ed McMahon) has written about entertainment for publications like the New York Daily News and People

The Review-Journal has placed Leach's column on hold indefinitely to allow him to recover and rehabilitate fully.?

Leach (pictured here in an undated file photo) 76, has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility following his mini-stroke incident

Leach (pictured here in an undated file photo) 76, has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility following his mini-stroke incident

'Start the rehabilitation on my right side,' Leach said.

'I need my right hand to type!'

Leach suffered a setback on Monday, after his lungs began filling with blood following a procedure.

Leach's son Steve said commended his father's resilience in his recovery efforts.

'My two brothers and I are extremely encouraged by Robin's strength and determination to get back to journalism,' he said.

Leach (right), pictured here with Dr. Joyce Brothers at a 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' party in 1986, emigrated to the United States in 1963

Leach (right), pictured here with Dr. Joyce Brothers at a 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' party in 1986, emigrated to the United States in 1963

'We are additionally grateful for the continued love and support from the Las Vegas community,' he added.

Leach, who hosted 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' from 1984 to 1995 suffered a setback Monday when his lungs started to fill with blood following a hospital procedure.

A mini-stroke, known in the medical community as a transient ischemic attack, is characterized by symptoms such as slurred speech, drooping facial features, and problems with vision.

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