Jimmy Fallon Returns To The Tonight Show: Reveals He Nearly Lost His Finger In Accident (VIDEO)


Jimmy Fallon explains finger injury surgery

Jimmy Fallon had to take a two-week hiatus from his hosting duties on The Night Show, after a freak accident on June 26.

The late night host returned to his show on Monday, sharing the crazy story of how he nearly lost his finger.

Fallon, 40, explained the cause of his scary injury that landed him in the Intensive Care Unit at Bellvue Hospital for 10 days.

Jimmy said, “I was going to lose my finger!”

The host stated, “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be back and seeing you guys here. What a crazy break we had, a two-week break.

Fallon's ring caught on countertop and almost ripped finger off

“So basically what happened is I tripped and fell on a braided rug that my wife loved, and I can’t wait to burn it to the ground. I tripped and fell and I caught my fall.

“So I’m getting up and my finger’s sideways. So I go, “Oh, my God! Did I just break my finger? This is the lamest thing in the whole world.’ It completely looks fake, like in a cheap horror movie where you see a broken finger. It looks like that! That’s what it looks like”.

He continues, “So I wrap my hand in a towel and I get in a cab and go to the emergency room. I go, ‘I broke my finger! I think I broke my finger! And they go, ‘Oh, you didn’t break your finger.'”

The ER doctors told him it was actually called a ring avulsion.

Jimmy said, “My ring got caught on a countertop when I was going down and stuck there and pulled my finger out. Trust me, I’m like, ‘Wait, what?’ I didn’t even look at the thing. So I go, ‘Can you fix it?’ And they go, ‘Oh, no. No. We’ve got to send you somewhere else.'”

Find out cause of Fallon's finger injury

Jimmy said he first went to Beth Israel Hospital before being taken to Bellvue Hospital.

He said, “This amazing doctor, Dr. David Chu, comes in. He has a bowtie and cowboy boots. ‘That’s my doctor! That’s my guy!’ I knew it when he walked in. I go, ‘That’s the guy who’s going to save my finger.'”


Not only was Jimmy having to recuperate from his injury, but announcer Steve Higgins revealed that he spent his time off in bed after he discovered he has Lyme Disease.

Higgins said, “I was in bed for seven days, I have Lyme Disease. 103 [degree] fever, they didn’t know what it was. They didn’t want to test for Lyme Disease. I’m on the Anthrax antibiotic.”

The Tonight Show is scheduled back to regular programming with a star-studded lineup of guests including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, LeBron James, Bill Hader and more.

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