Fallon posted a series of updates to Twitter over the past few days, first showing off a big bandage on his left hand, then explaining what happened: He tripped and caught his fall on a nearby table, but his wedding ring latched onto the table and "almost ripped my finger off."
Tweeting with one hand. pic.twitter.com/1Yyp8Nl5eR— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)! Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing).— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
I'm doing well and thanks for good wishes everyone.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
The injury prompted a trip to the emergency room, where Fallon was immediately scheduled for surgery, and checked into the hospital. The Friday taping of "The Tonight Show," which was set to feature Benicio Del Toro and Taylor Kitsch, was cancelled.
Though the comedian joked that he was "drugged" and "blessed," the injury -- and subsequent recovery time -- was apparently severe enough that Fallon was still in the hospital on Monday. Still, he remained in good humor, tweeting that things were "looking great," and giving a shout-out to "these great doctors and nurses and Jello."
All looking great!! Thank you to these great doctors and nurses and Jello.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 29, 2015
We're glad Fallon is almost back on his feet, and keeping his spirits high. "The Tonight Show" is now on a two-week hiatus (planned before Fallon's injury), but we expect some sort of reference to the incident once the host returns to the airwaves.
[via: Jimmy Fallon]
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