‘Tonight Show’: Jimmy Fallon Explains Gruesome Finger Injury (Watch)

“I was going to lose my finger"


Ouch!

Jimmy Fallon returned to THE TONIGHT SHOW on Monday and shared the gruesome story behind a freak accident that nearly led to amputation of a finger.

“I tripped and fell in my kitchen on a braided rug that my wife loves“ he explained. “[I] got up and my finger was sideways.”

The late night host said his wedding ring got caught on a counter, causing his left ring finger to look like “something from a cheap horror movie.”

The condition — which is more common than most people realize — is called “ring avulsion.”

“Don’t google it,” he warned.

Fallon, 40, spent 10 days in the Intensive Care Unit of New York’s Bellevue Hospital following reconstructive surgery that included transferring a vein from his foot to his hand.

“I was going to lose my finger,” he says.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON airs weeknights at 11:35 PM on NBC.

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