The “Wheel of Fortune” host, Pat Sajak, discusses how he underwent emergency surgery a month ago for a blocked bowel.
Sajak acknowledged to “Good Morning America” in his first interview after the procedure that he had feared dying just before it.
The game show host first felt “excruciating” discomfort in November while taking his daughter for a morning stroll. He was twisted over in agony just hours before he was scheduled to undergo surgery.
He stated, “I was resting on the bed in the foetal position. Doctors use a variety of drugs to try to manage your discomfort. None of it — not a single thing — worked.
He claimed that later, his medical professionals gave him a painkiller.
He explained, “I suddenly wasn’t thinking about the soreness.” I suddenly experienced a face coming out of these wonderful hues.
My wife and daughter were conversing in the background, and I could hear them. They were standing next to me, yet they sounded like they were miles away,” he said. “They were talking to each other. I remember thinking, without being morbid, that this must be death. Surely this is how death feels.
He expressed sadness that his wife and kids would “had to cope with the aftermath” and expressed care for them.
Sajak, of course, survived the procedure, proving that his worries about dying were unfounded.
It turns out I was only stoned, he laughed.
Sajak’s treatment, according to “Good Morning America,” was “completely successful.”
He asserted that specialists had not discovered an underlying cause for the intestinal blockage. As a result, he need not change his way of life.
Since a few weeks ago, I’ve been feeling absolutely fantastic, Sajak said. “I’ve begun working on concerts in the studio again. Nothing popped even after the wheel was spun. Thus, I think that’s okay.
While he was rehabilitating, Sajak’s longtime co-host Vanna White took over. Sajak made light of his concern that she’ll take over as the chat’s primary host.
He said, “I learned she adores entertaining, and I’m a little nervous.”