'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2019

Production on Wheel of Fortune was canceled Thursday when longtime host Pat Sajak was forced to undergo emergency surgery, EW has confirmed.

Pat, 73, who has been hosting the show since 1981, had a blocked intestine and will likely be all right, according to the show's Twitter.

The show announced it canceled its Thursday taping because Pat went under the knife, and taping resumed Friday with Vanna stepping in as host.

'He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work.

"Wheel of Fortune" tweeted that Sajak's surgery was "successful".

The 62-year-old White stepped in as host when taping resumed Friday for episodes that will air starting December 9. White joined Wheel of Fortune a year later.

The show shared a picture of the game board displaying the message "Get Well Soon Pat!"

Sajak and White have co-hosted the show since the early 1980s.

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