Jimmy Fallon Finger Injury Explained: “I Was In ICU For 10 Days” After It Was Pulled Off (VIDEO)
Jimmy Fallon explained his finger injury in full detail on Monday’s “Tonight Show,” the first night back following a two-week hiatus, and apparently it was so serious, the talk show host almost had it amputated and remained in the ICU for 10 days. As Gossip Cop reported, Fallon injured his finger when he fell down in his Manhattan apartment on June 24. He was then rushed to the hospital for emergency hand surgery, and the next couple of shows were cancelled.
Fallon explained to the audience that he tripped and fell in his kitchen on a braided rug that “my wife loves and I can’t wait to burn to the ground.” After catching his fall on a glass table, he got up and noticed his finger was “sideways.” Fallon said he thought he broke his finger, but after arriving at a New York hospital, he was told it was much more serous.
The late-night talk show host explained that he suffered “ring avulsion,” a condition in which a sudden pull on a finger’s ring results in severe tissue damage. “My ring got caught on the counter top… and pulled my finger off,” Fallon told the audience. He went on to reveal that he had to undergo emergency surgery to save his finger, which was in danger of having to be completely amputated.
“Apparently, the odds aren’t great and usually they just cut your finger off,” Fallon said in regards to ring avulsion. He underwent a six-hour surgery in which doctors took a vein out of his foot and reconnected it to his finger’s tissue. Fallon said he’s thankful the doctors were able to “save my finger,” but “I won’t get feeling back for eight weeks,” and “I was in the ICU for 10 days.”
As a result of his trauma, Fallon noted he had somewhat of an existential crisis and read, “Man’s Search For Meaning” while recovering in the hospital. He then thanked pretty much everyone, especially all of the doctors and nurses who helped him recover. But throughout it all, Fallon hasn’t lost his sense of humor, adding, “I should say, the fall was funny. I’m a comedian so I have to fall funny.”