- ‘Wheel of Fortune’s’ Pat Sajak recently underwent emergency surgery to fix a blocked intestine.
- Pat is currently recovering so Vanna White has stepped in to host.
- He is set to return soon, but in the meantime, Vanna is doing a great job!
Recently, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak had to undergo emergency surgery. He reportedly had a blocked intestine. The surgery went well and he is expected to make a full recovery. That is great news! However, this means he will be away from his gig for a while. While one taping was canceled, now Vanna White is stepping in to take over hosting duties while Pat recovers.
Vanna has worked on Wheel of Fortune since 1982 but has never hosted before. She started taking over on Friday. The show shared the news on social media saying: “The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine.”
Vanna White steps in to host ‘Wheel of Fortune’
The post continued, “He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled, and Vanna White has stepped in a host.” On her first day of hosting, it appears that Mickey and Minnie Mouse stopped by to help out!
Before the surgery, Pat was seen with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek at an event honoring Harry Friedman. Harry produces both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sending well wishes to Pat and hoping he recovers soon! In the meantime, Vanna is doing an incredible job hosting. Do you think that Pat should be worried that Vanna might steal his gig?