“Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine,” the tweet read.
“He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” the statement added.
Per the tweet, taping for the show resumed on Friday as scheduled andVanna Whitehas taken over hosting duties as Sajak, 73, recovers.
Last Friday,Sajak stepped out with White, 62, and Alex Trebekon the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate the unveiling of a star honoring produce r Harry Friedman.
According toPeople magazine, the “Wheel of Fortune” host was in ” great health and spirits. “
Vanna White and Pat Sajak attend “The Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America’s Game, “hosted by the Paley Center For Media at The Paley Center for Media, in New York back in 2017. (Photo by Jim Spellman / WireImage)
Sajakmade game-show historyback in May.
With a“Wheel of Fortune”career that , at the time, stretched to 35 years and 198 days, he was awarded the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Career as a Game Show Host of the Same Show.”
“Thank you very much!” he said while receiving the honor, before turning to White. “I couldn’t have done it without you, kid,” he told his co-host.