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Jimmy Fallon Returns to 'Tonight' After Finger Injury

By    |   Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 12:41 PM

Jimmy Fallon returned to "The Tonight Show" on Monday after several weeks off the air, and explained that his absence was the result of a gruesome finger injury that landed him in the intensive care unit.

Fallon tweeted on June 26 about his injury, but had remained mum on further details since.



Upon his return on Monday, Fallon explained that his ring got caught on a counter during an at-home fall.

"I tripped and fell in my kitchen on a braided rug that my wife loves," he explained, "and I can’t wait to burn it to the ground. I’m getting up and my finger is sideways."

Fallon ended up at Bellevue Hospital, where a specialist in hand micro-surgery rushed him to an operation table. The finger was so badly mangled and broken that the surgeon had to take a vein from Fallon's foot and transplant it to his finger.

From there, Fallon went straight to the ICU, where he spent 10 days.

He was lucky, he said.

"Apparently, the odds aren’t great, and usually they just cut your finger off," he explained. "I won’t get feeling back for eight weeks."

"I should say the fall was funny," he added. "I'm a comedian, so I have to fall funny."

 


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