The original host of “Wheel of Fortune” who has also headlined other classic TV game shows including “Love Connection,” “Scrabble” and “Lingo” is now issuing a tongue-in-cheek apology for accumulating wealth.
“I will apologies (sic) for being Rich,” Chuck Woolery tweeted Monday night.
He added that he did not “mean to. I just worked real hard.”
Woolery explained that he “Found a Job I really loved and BAM I became a celebrity. I’m sorry, it just happened, not my fault.”
In the spirit of social responsibility, Woolery explained he pays his fair share into the national treasury.
“I pay a lot of Taxes too. Cr-p, what a burden.”
He concluded with a note of humility, saying: “I’m just an average guy that got Lucky with 6 shows.”
I will apologies for being Rich. I did’t mean to. I just worked real hard. Found a Job I really loved and BAM I became a celebrity. I’m sorry, it just happened, not my fault. I pay a lot of Taxes too. Crap, what a burden. I’m just an average guy that got Lucky with 6 shows.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) October 9, 2018
Woolery hosted “Wheel of Fortune” from 1975 to 1981 until a contract dispute with creator Merv Griffin prompted him to be replaced with current host Pat Sajak, according to IMDb.com. He also hosted a revival of “The Dating Game” in 1997 as well as the big-money game show “Greed: The Series” on Fox from 1999 to 2000.
He is a self-described Hollywood conservative and a political activist who co-hosts the Blunt Force Truth podcast with author Mark Young.
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