Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery

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Sajak had intestinal surgery on Thursday, prompting the game show to cancel the Thursday night taping.

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak appears to have relinquished his hosting duties for the hit show, at least temporarily. Taping resumed today as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host'.

People reports 73-year-old Pat Sajak had to have a procedure for a blocked intestine, forcing Thursday's "Disney Week" taping in Los Angeles to be nixed. Sajak is said to be resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back on the job.

She filled in for him once before for one segment of the show, when Sajak had laryngitis in 1996.

Sajak and White have been part of the syndicated version of Wheel of Fortune since 1983. They've seen Pat and me together for 30 years. "I'll just be talking to myself". On Oct. 31, it was announced that Pat and Vanna renewed their contracts with Sony Pictures Television to stay on the Wheel Of Fortune until the 2021-2022 season, according to our sister publication Deadline.

Bea Arthur's character Dorothy recommends two books to a Czech visitor after the fall of communism, to bette rhelp the new arrival understand America - Common Sense by Thomas Paine and Vanna Speaks!, which is 'just a hell of a book'.

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