Jimmy Fallon Hospitalized For Hand Surgery, Tonight Show Taping Canceled
Jimmy Fallon is in the hospital after needing emergency surgery.
In a statement, a rep says, “Jimmy Fallon was required to have minor surgery after injuring his hand at his Manhattan apartment this morning. He is expected to make a full recovery.” Fallon was previously reported to be in the ICU, which is likely where he was after the operation.
The official “Fallon Tonight” Twitter account tweeted, “Hey guys – unfortunately tonight’s taping has been cancelled due to Jimmy injuring his hand. He’s totally fine but we’ll be airing a repeat. If you had tickets to tonight’s show, we’ll be in contact with you to reschedule your tix.” The account went on to insist Fallon is “okay,” and that fans shouldn’t “worry.”
Earlier Thursday, Fallon taped “The Tonight Show,” and then had dinner at Scalinatella, a restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. While dining, the late-night host took time to pose for photos with fans. The pictures, later posted on Instagram, show Fallon being his usual goofy self. It’s not clear at what point Fallon became injured and needed medical treatment.
In addition to hosting his NBC series, Fallon has been in the midst of a promo tour for his new children’s book, Dada. The comedian and wife Nancy Juvonen are parents to two daughters, Winnie and Frances, who is called Frannie. Fallon took over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno last year.
As Gossip Cop reported, Mark Wahlberg was on Thursday’s episode, and the two stars played a game called “Headshots” in which they threw things at each other’s heads. Friday’s episode was slated to include Benicio Del Toro, Taylor Kitsch, and Penn and Teller. Now the next new show is a ways away, as Fallon was already scheduled to go on a pre-planned hiatus next week. He is pictured on the show earlier this week above.