Pat Sajak Illness, Plastic Surgery, Weight Loss, And Why Is He Leaving “Wheel Of Fortune”.

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People are asking a lot of questions about Pat Sajak Illness and why is he leaving the “Wheel Of Fortune”.

At 76, it is commendable how Pat Sajak manages to look so youthful. The before and after pictures of him are surfacing on the internet and fans are wondering if this popular TV host has undergone any plastic surgery. While few people claim that it is his healthy lifestyle that deserves the credit, few others believe that his transformation is the result of his health condition which caused him to lose weight. 

In this segment, we are going to explore his lifestyle and diet, if he had undergone any surgeries and the recent talk about him leaving ‘Wheel of Fortune’ after hosting it for 4 decades. Read on to know more. 

Who Is Pat Sajak? 

Pat Sajak is a popular American television personality who is known for being the host of the game show ‘Wheel of Fortune’. The show started in 1993 and has been running successfully ever since. Over the years, Pat Sajak has received immense appreciation for his charisma and ability to entertain people in the form of numerous awards, including the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host which he won three times out of his nineteen nominations. 

However, Pat Sajak has recently announced his departure from the show following the premiere of its next season (which is set to come out in September) after being associated with it for four decades. But who is to take his place? Could it be Vanna White? Or perhaps Maggie Sajak? As of now, this information isn’t revealed, but whoever ends up taking the role has huge shoes to fill.

Pat Sajak’s lifestyle 

Pat Sajak has always led a healthy life. This could be the reason why he appears so youthful compared to his peers of the same age. Although he doesn’t follow a specific diet, his practices and habits are quite healthy. For instance, he ensures that he consumes a balanced diet loaded with vegetables and fruits and refrains from sugary foods that only add empty calories to our bodies.

In addition, instead of consuming three large meals per day, he prefers to eat smaller meals throughout the day. This not only helps in boosting metabolism but also ensures efficient utilization of nutrients in the body. 

Pat Sajak is also an active person who indulges in different forms of cardio and weightlifting. He tries to keep his workout exciting and enjoyable by adding some yoga and pilates to his routine. He is also known to have a positive approach to things, which is perhaps the reason why he is always consistent with his efforts and strikes a balance in life. 

Pat Sajak illness

Despite having a healthy lifestyle, Pat Sajak had been in a medical emergency in 2019 where he had the scare of his life. His intestine was constricted, causing excruciating pain in his abdomen and lowering his blood pressure. He was rushed to surgery a couple of hours after his BP was stabilized. Pat recollects the frightful incident and says, 

‘I was in the foetal position, lying on the bed. So, they try to give you various drugs for the pain, and none of it – none – was working. And then they gave me something, I couldn't even tell you the name of it, but suddenly, I wasn't thinking about the pain. I just had these beautiful pastels and lovely faces coming out of it. I remember thinking, not in a morbid way, 'I think this must be death. This must be what death is like.' And, all I thought was – hearing their voices, I thought, 'Boy, their lives are gonna change now.'’ 

Due to this, he had taken a month’s break from work and prioritized his health. However, due to his resilience and will, he bounced back to better shape in no time and is now living a healthy life. 

Pat Sajak And Plastic Surgery 

According to, Pat Sajak is eyeing some cosmetic surgical procedures to reverse aging. Eyelid and facelift surgery are already on the list. Recently, Pat Sajak has died his hair and is looking for ways to look younger so as to compete with his counterparts who are hosting other similar shows on TV.

However, despite multiple rumors going around regarding this matter, we do not have enough evidence to support these claims. Pat Sajak hasn’t publicly spoken about his willingness to undergo any cosmetic procedures. If anything, he believes that following a healthy diet and leading an active lifestyle will help you remain in your best shape. 

Why Is He Leaving ‘Wheel Of Fortune’?

On June 12th, Pat Sajak took to Twitter to announce his departure from “Wheel of Fortune”

‘Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last. It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!)’ his tweet reads. 

However, this wasn’t a complete shock as Pat Sajak has been hinting at this for a while now. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said,

“We’re not going to do this for another 40 years. The end is near.” He said, ‘It’s an honor to have been in people’s living rooms for that long. People were out there welcoming us. We’re happy and proud.”


Pat Sajak is a successful TV host and media personality who recently made headlines for his decision to leave ‘Wheels of Fortune after the next season. Apart from his professional prowess, Pat Sajak is well known for being in his best shape at every stage of his life and people often credit his healthy lifestyle for it.

However, he faced a grim reality of life in 2019 when he was rushed to the hospital for a medical emergency. He claims that it had been a near-death experience and that ever since he had started prioritizing his health even more. 

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Nithya Reddy

Nithya is a medical student passionate about healthcare, finance, and technology. She's often found scrolling through the news or writing bits of her own views. She claims herself to be the jack of all trades but master of none, yet believes that it is often times better than a master of one.

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