"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is recovering from emergency surgery. The show emailed a statement Friday that Sajak underwent surgery for a blocked intestine. 

"The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today [Friday[ as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host."

 Sajak, who turned 73 last month, is said to be resting comfortably.

CBS Productions posted the information on its Facebook page to inform fans and published it on Twitter.

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