Jimmy Fallon Explains Hurting His Hand at Harvard
Jimmy Fallon made his return to the Tonight Show on Monday night following a pretty painful weekend in Cambridge.
While being honored by the Harvard Lampoon with the prestigious Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor on Saturday, the late-night host was forced to make a trip to Massachusetts General Hospital when he injured his right hand during the festivities.
“Welcome to the Tonight Show, I’m your host Trippy Fallon,” the comedian joked during his opening monologue. “Even when I get into Harvard, I embarrass my parents.”
Fallon later explained that he wanted to thank the musical performers at the event by giving them a bottle of Jagermeister. However, he ended up breaking the gift after bumping into a girl who was kneeling on the ground, which caused him to fall and cut his hand on the broken glass.
“I threw the bottle and then I just landed on broken glass and there’s pools of blood everywhere,” Fallon said as he reenacted the incident. “The EMT said, ‘you should probably go to the hospital,’ so I went to the hospital. I’m so used to going to hospitals now.”
From Cambridge police to all of the event organizers, the comedian made sure to thank everyone who helped out at the ceremony on Monday’s episode.
“Thank you to the Lampoon, the Harvard band, the Belmont High School marching band, the Crimson dance team… and everyone over there, I had the best time,” Fallon said.
Check out Fallon’s hand injury explanation in the video below.
The Tonight Show host will return to Boston on November 7 when he joins fellow comedians Denis Leary, Louis C.K., and more stars at the “Comics Come Home” charity event at the TD Garden.