Pat Sajak recently announced his retirement from ‘Wheel of Fortune’ after hosting it for nearly forty-two years. However, fans have always been curious to know whether he is bald under his notable hairstyle.
Here is everything you need to know.
Is Pat Sajak bald?
Avid Wheel of Fortune viewers has always wondered about Pat Sajak’s hair. Although he has most of the time denied wearing a toupée to cover his baldness, he once addressed the rumor during a 2008 game show episode.
Moreover, the episode opened like its usual episodes with Pat and his longtime co-star, Vanna White engaging in some banter before they bid goodnight to the audience.
Nevertheless, Sajak used this send-off to reveal surprising news. He remarked by saying that he is fully aware that people believe that he is bald. Subsequently, he went on to take off his hairpiece on television.
Sajak’s professional partner on the other hand appears to be genuinely stunned by the revelation.
The bald game show host seems to be relieved to finally be ‘honest’ with everyone, as he expressed his newfound liberation during the episode.
Sajak then waved goodbye to the audience by saying, ‘Happy April 1st, everybody,’ while White continued to look in disbelief.
Meanwhile, Sajak took to his official Twitter account on 12th June to reveal that he is retiring from Wheel of Fortune.
He wrote, ‘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.’
Fans react to Pat Sajak’s epic way of addressing hair rumors
Many suspected that Pat Sajak was making fun of the hair rumors that he has received throughout the years during the 2008 episode.
Additionally, fans concluded that Sajak was not bald but his bald look was the wig. Furthermore, Sajak did not wear the bald look again which proved that it was a prank.
Besides that, some fans took to the comment section of the video shared on YouTube to share their take on the matter.
One user wrote, ‘I knew it was an April Fool’s prank, and I loved it!’
Someone else chimed in to say, ‘The people in the make-up and hair departments did a great job creating that prank, and we tip our hats off to them!’
A different user commented, ‘That is one of the best bald caps I’ve ever seen. Until [Pat] said April 1st, I thought it was real.’