‘Home Edition’ Host Pennington Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy

Jan 18, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Ty Pennington, the design team leader on ABC’s reality series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” was stricken with acute appendicitis and underwent surgery Saturday, Jan. 15, in his hometown of Atlanta.

Mr. Pennington was in Atlanta preparing an episode of “Home Edition,” which continues to film as planned. Though he will be recuperating, Mr. Pennington has agreed to keep working on the home makeover from his hospital bed.

“Instead of disappointing the family and postponing the production, Ty was willing to make his predicament a part of the episode,” said Tom Forman, executive producer and creator of the series, in a statement released by ABC. “Our show has always been authentic in the way it portrays reality, and this is just another testament to that.”