Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery

The "Wheel of Fortune" host underwent surgery to correct a blocked intestine, the show announced on Twitter.
2:27 | 11/11/19

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Thanks for bringing us the story. The latest on Pat Sajak. He is recovering from emergency surgery this morning and his co-host Vanna white is stepping up in his place. Pat Sajak is resting comfortably after that emergency surgery. Now he and Vanna white have been a team for nearly 40 years so only natural she would carry the mantel in his absence. All: Wheel of fortune! Reporter: Fans of the popular game show will soon be in for for an unfamiliar sight, co-host Vanna white taking the wheel. Coming up right now, Vanna does her magic and off we'll go. Reporter: Pat Sajak, the show's host for over three decades is taking time off recovering from emergency surgery. The show first announcing the news on Twitter writing our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. While the 73-year-old is recuperating his co-host for nearly four decade, Vanna white stepping in for him on Friday after the show's taping was canceled the previous day. "Wheel of fortune," the longest running syndicated game show ever, celebrating its 7,000th episode in may. People look at us as part of their lives. It's a nice position to be in when you're a little old television show. Reporter: Viewers watching the dynamic duo working side by side for 37 years. White's been turning tiles and lighting up letters ever since. And this isn't the first time the 62-year-old has filled in as host. Years ago the co-host switching jobs midepisode when sajak suffered a bout of laryngitis. All right. We'll switch. I want to give my voice a host. You sort of have the idea? I think so. Okay, we are looking for a thing. Very nice, pat. Reporter: Now white is again proving that she's got sajak's back. And we don't know how long sajak will be out but the show is clearly in good hands. Episodes of their taping will begin airing the 9th. The taping shows are the Disney secret Santa shows but so might be a surprise in store for all of us. We wish him well, Paula.

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