Jimmy Fallon had to explain yet another hand injury on Monday night.
“Welcome to ‘The Tonight Show,’ I’m your host — Trippy Fallon,” he said to open the show, before quipping: “Keep clapping, you show offs.”
The accident-prone late-night host went on to detail his latest accident, by saying: “Of course, you may have heard that I had another mishap, this time I injured my other hand … right after getting an award from Harvard.
“Even when I get into Harvard, I still embarrass my parents,” he said.
The NBC late-night host sliced his finger open Saturday when he fell carrying a bottle of Jägermeister while being honored with the Harvard Lampoon’s Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Fallon was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital to make sure there wasn’t any glass in his injured digit, but then returned to the party with a Band-Aid covering his wound.
As for the response to his latest injury, Fallon said he got the nicest messages over the weekend. “Fans sent me ‘Get Well Soon’ cards, while my hand doctor sent me a picture of his new Ferrari,” he said.
Fallon’s original — and far more serious — accident occurred last June, when Fallon fell in his kitchen on a braided rug and caught his fall with his wedding finger, ripping it sideways.
After 10 days in the ICU and three months of recovery, Fallon still can’t feel his ring finger and recently called the gory incident “a good wakeup call.”
“The Tonight Show” airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.