“Wheel of Fortune” Co-host Vanna White Almost Got Injured during the Show

Jené Liebenberg
Apr 30, 2021
12:50 P.M.
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Vanna White was hit across the head by confetti in the midst of a "Wheel of Fortune" contestant winning a historic prize. 

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Vanna White, 64, had a close run-in with the "Wheel of Fortune" confetti in the middle of celebrating contestant Laura Trammell's major win. White was hit across the face when the celebrations kicked off. 

White has been part of the "Wheel of Fortune" crew since 1982, and she saw two firsts in one episode. Trammell made history by being the first to win a house on the show, and White also experienced danger while on set for the first time. 

Vanna White at the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 | Getty Images

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CONFETTI INJURY

Confetti guns may be reconsidered on the set of "Wheel of Fortune" following White's a close call. Host Pat Sajak explained after the commercial break that his co-host was nearly injured, saying

"Vanna was running across the stage, and the confetti came out, and you got whacked in the head by a clump of confetti." 

Luckily White came off lightly as she only laughed her injury off and said she was thankful that the confetti ball didn't hit her in the eye. Sajak quipped that his co-host could have lost her eye if it had turned out otherwise. 

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IN SHOCK

The "Wheel of Fortune" co-host wasn't the only one that was still in shock over what had happened. When the attention was turned back to the winning contestant, she expressed her surprise over the enormous prize she was taking home. 

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Tramell secured a $23,690 cash prize along with a new 2,000-square-foot house, a prize bigger than she could comprehend at that moment. She said

"I'm still in shock. I still can't believe it just happened." 

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TOTAL WINNINGS

Tramell, a sixth-grade teacher, walked off the "Wheel of Fortune" set with more than she bargained for. She was revealed as the new homeowner after she spun the envelope wheel and correctly solved her last puzzle. 

White accidentally turned the incorrect letters rendering the puzzle invalid for the contestants.

Sajak opened the envelop to discover that Tramell was the luckiest winner of "Wheel of Fortune" as she went home not only with the highest winnings of the night but also in the history of the show. 

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KEEPING HER POSE

While Tramell and other winners of "Wheel of Fortune" are expected to show their utter shock and surprise at their winnings, the expectation differs when it comes to White and Sajak. 

The game show duo is known for keeping their poise through the ups and downs of the show and even going so far as to make sure that their outfits match when they appear next to each other on stage. 

During her time as co-host, White has made very few mistakes, with one notable mix-up causing the producers to throw out a puzzle and quickly replace it. 

White accidentally turned the incorrect letters rendering the puzzle invalid for the contestants. The co-host was evidently horrified by her mistake and has learned from her mistake since then. 

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