Pat Sajak Emergency Surgery For Blocked Intestine

Game show host Pat Sajak is dealing with some personal misfortune, after the 73-year-old had to undergo emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.

While the legendary Wheel of Fortune host recovers, long-time letter turner Vanna White is stepping in to fill Sajak’s shoes!

“The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine,” the show posted on Twitter on Friday, November 8. “He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work.

“Taping resumed today as scheduled, and Vanna White has stepped in as host.”

Wheel of Fortune is currently in its 37th season, making it the longest-running syndicated game show in the U.S. The show taped its 7,000th episode in May of last year.

Sajak’s woes come as his fellow game show friend and co-host