Wheel of Fortune is back in the news, and not just because it’s become the go-to place for Americans to fake dramatic revelations about the state of their loveless marriages. We obviously need to gather ’round our beloved game show hosts (despite their wacky politics, *ahem*) with prayer circles and beseech our deities to keep them safe! As we know, Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek is bravely battling cancer, and now People reports that Pat “Anti Ketchup Fascism” Sajak had to undergo emergency surgery this week for a blocked intestine.
This past Thursday’s taping of Wheel was canceled due to 73-year-old Pat Sajak’s gut issue.
“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 to its social media channels. “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.”
Pat Sajak has hosted Wheel since 1982, and they shot their 7,000th episode back in May! The show is in its 37th season.
Yes, Vanna White! It’s a bad circumstance, but this is Vanna White’s time to shine once again! But does this mean she’s going to have to go from greeting the guests and pretending their endless recitations of their family members’ names and ages is gripping, to telling them what to do, and then have to traipse over to the board to tap on the electronic squares to unveil the letters? And then go back? Who steps in for Vanna, 62? Is there a hot silver fox out there that can tap those letters while Vanna is on the come up again? It’s been so long since Vanna Speaks! And judging by the pictures from Vanna’s episode, it looks like she may not get to speak so much since we all know how chatty those attention whores Goofy, Donald, and Mickey are.
Vanna steps in as host and Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto join in the fun! pic.twitter.com/dEpHLxjTMU
— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) November 9, 2019