Vanna White to Host in Their Absence ; Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak Recovering From Urgency Operation

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While Pat Sajak recuperates from crisis medical procedure, Vanna White will have Wheel of Fortune

Long-lasting Wheel of Fortune have Pat Sajak, 73, has needed to experience crisis medical procedure for a blocked digestive system, the show’s reps tell PEOPLE.

While the long-lasting host is relied upon to be fine, Thursday’s taping of the show, which is currently in its 37th season, was dropped.

“The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine,” the demonstrate presented on its web based life 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.”

On Nov. 4, Sajak was in incredible wellbeing and spirits as they joined White, 62, and Jeopardy! have Alex Trebek, 79, to praise their long-lasting maker and companion Harry Friedman, who was getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Talking about their companion Friedman, Sajak told PEOPLE, “He makes every member of the staff feels invested in the show… he’s just a caring guy and he knows what he wants and he’s not a pushover. There’s always a good reason for what he does and he always has the show and the audience in mind. He’s just a great guy.”

Sajak included of Friedman, who will resign this year following 25 years chipping away at the two shows, “I’m mostly going to miss being around a contemporary because he’s my age. Between rounds, I go over and we made stupid jokes and references that no one else would get under 60. So I’m going to miss that…I’ll just be talking to myself.”

Pat Sajak has been facilitating Wheel of Fortune, which is the longest-running syndicated game show in the U.S., since 1982. The show taped its 7,000th scene in May of a year ago.

In an ongoing PEOPLE article, Vanna White said that she and Sajak had never had a battle after about four many years of cooperating. “Well, once,” they stated, alluding to a contention about whether one should put ketchup on a wiener. Sajak, who is initially from Chicago, is against the training.

The game show have has been hitched to Lesly Sajak, a picture taker, since 1989, and the couple has two youngsters, child Patrick, 29, and little girl Maggie, 25.

Gabriel Fetterman