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Conan O’Brien Taken to Hospital

“The Tonight Show” host hits head during stunt, but is expected to be fine. NBC will air repeat tonight.

"Tonight Show" host Conan O’Brien is expected to make a full recovery after a minor injury during a taping of his program forced the cancellation of tonight’s scheduled broadcast.

"Conan hit his head doing a stunt and the show was not finished," an NBC spokesman said. O’Brien was taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to a report on the website of Los Angeles station KTLA.

O’Brien was well enough to issue a comedic statement about his accident.

"Last thing I remember I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln, and the next thing I knew I was in bed being served cookies and juice," O’Brien said.

Teri Hatcher and Seth MacFarlane were the scheduled guests on tonight’s show. NBC opted to air a repeat instead.

O’Brien took over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno in June. Just-released Nielsen data show him winning the third quarter among adults 18-49 viewers by a 49 percent margin.

UPDATE: NBC Saturday said O’Brien was "resting comfortably" at home.