Jimmy Fallon Finally Explains the Freak Accident That Almost Lost Him a Finger

A few weeks ago, Jimmy Fallon was forced to cancel a taping of the Tonight Show after a nasty hand injury landed him in the hospital. The circumstances of the injury were never fully explained at the time, but during his return on Monday night, Fallon shared all the gory details. Long story short: He tripped on a braided rug — that he now “can’t wait to burn” — in his kitchen, tried to catch his fall with a nearby counter, and got his wedding ring caught in a way that nearly ripped off his finger. Seriously, it’s called a ring avulsion, but Fallon warns that you probably shouldn’t Google it. (We did; big mistake.)

Jimmy Fallon Finally Explains That Finger Injury