Vanna White hosts ‘Wheel of Fortune’ as Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery


November 7, 2019, taping was canceled as the 73-year-old Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine.

Despite Pat being bedridden, the show must go on!

"Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine", the tweet read.

The statement said Sajak is resting comfortably and looking forward to returning.

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Wheel of Fortune was forced to pull the plug on taping Thursday after Sajak was hospitalized with a blocked intestine.

Vanna White stepped in to host "Wheel of Fortune" after host Pat Sajak had emergency surgery, according to the show's Twitter account. Taping resumed today and veteran sidekick Vanna White assumed the hosting duties. The procedure was successful, and Vanna White will step in as host in his absence while he recovers.

Disclosure: "Wheel of Fortune" is distributed by CBS Television. It did not say how long he is expected to be out, or how long White will serve as host.