Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Vanna White hosts 'Wheel of Fortune' after Sajak has surgery

Vanna White hosts 'Wheel of Fortune' after Sajak has surgery

While Sajak is expected to be fine, Thursday's taping of the show, which is now in its 37th season, was canceled.

The show put out a tweet Friday afternoon explaining that taping had to be canceled on Thursday when Sajak was forced to undergo an emergency surgery to "correct a blocked intestine". Sajak is said to be resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back on the job.

On Friday, tapings resumed with a familiar face as host.

Thankfully, Vanna White will be stepping in to host over the next two weeks. White, 63, and Alex Trebek, 79, were also in attendance at the ceremony.

Sajak has been hosting Wheel of Fortune, which is the longest-running syndicated game show in the USA, since 1982. In the meantime, Vanna White will handle hosting duties.

Wheel of Fortune is the longest-running syndicated game show in the US with the show taping it's 7,000th episode previous year. I had to ask myself if that was any way for a grown woman to live her life'.

White and Sajak have famously never had an argument in their decades-long career with one another. White and Sajak joined in the same year and have been hosting together ever since.

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