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‘Wheel of Fortune’ taping canceled for Pat Sajak’s emergency surgery; Vanna White to host

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 01: Pat Sajak and Vanna White attend Harry Friedman being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — A “Wheel of Fortune” taping was canceled Thursday so host Pat Sajak could undergo emergency surgery.

The show said Friday the surgery was to correct a blocked intestine. It was successful.

“[Sajak] is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” the show said via Twitter.

Taping resumed Friday with Vanna White serving as host.

It is unknown how long White will host the program.

“Wheel of Fortune” airs at 6:30 p.m. weekdays on FOX31.

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