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Pat Sajak Exaggerated 'Wheel of Fortune' Drinking Claims

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For those of you still cackling over the fact that Pat Sajak and Vanna White were wasted while hosting "Wheel of Fortune," we have some disappointing news: Sajak says he exaggerated a little bit. Sajak told ABC News:

“To be honest, and I hate to put an end to this drinking thing because we’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of it, but it was probably a half a dozen times we went across the street and had a margarita."

What a letdown. Sajak added that had he been as drunk as he claimed to have been -- he said that sometimes he and Vanna downed as many as six margaritas between tapings -- he probably wouldn't have been able to do his job if that were indeed the case: "In truth, you really can’t do television if you’re stumbling all over the place."

Still, we have to give Sajak props for issuing one of the most relaxed, no-big-deal statements ever in the face of an internet crisis.

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“It is funny that on a little show on a little cable network, we’re doing a fun interview, two guys joking around and making a joke about having margaritas thirty years ago and it turns into, you know, a thing for a day,” said Sajak. “But it is the nature of the echo chamber now and here we are. So, let’s all enjoy it!”

Maybe he has a second career as a PR rep?