Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonMakes Statement

Explains finger injury

13 Jul, 2015

Fallon returns to The Tonight Show after a 10-day hospitalization and explains his finger injury. What he thought was a broken finger was actually a ring avulsion injury, and he was sent to another hospital for specialized microsurgery. Many people with the same injury lose their finger. The six-hour surgery involved taking a vein from his foot to help repair the finger.

I tripped and fell in our kitchen on a braided rug that my wife loves. I can’t wait to burn it to the ground. And I caught my fall. So I’m getting up and my finger is sideways. It looks like a cheap horror movie.

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