Jimmy Fallon, the star and host of The Tonight Show, is arguably one of the brightest stars of NBC. Viewers love his hilarious style of hosting and the superstar guests the show attracts. According to the TNew York Post, things may not be all they seem, as Fallon appears to be partying hard and unraveling in the process.
Jimmy Fallon recently visited the hospital for stitches after cutting his hand on a bottle of Jägermeister at an awards show – while he was actually receiving an award!
“I threw the bottle and then I landed on broken glass. There [were] pools of blood everywhere.”
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 27, 2015
Worryingly, this was Fallon’s third injury in the past four months, and those in the know say the funny man’s drinking might be to blame.
“It’s gone from being a whisper to a chatter,” revealed a source.
Back in June, Fallon tripped on a rug in his home in Gramercy Park and almost severed his finger. Earlier that evening, he had been out for the evening at Italian restaurant Scalinatella. Jimmy Fallon underwent six hours of surgery and 10 days in the ICU to save his finger. The comedian took to Twitter to tell fans about the accident.
“Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)!Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing).”
Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)! Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing).
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015
Accident-prone Jimmy Fallon then chipped his tooth two months after the finger incident while attempting to open a container of scar-tissue repair gel to help fix his hand!
— NDentalAlliance (@NDentalAlliance) September 5, 2015
Open any magazine or celebrity gossip website nowadays and you will see endless photos and stories of Jimmy Fallon’s night-time escapades. The father of two toddlers, who is married to production company co-owner Nancy Juvonen, has a catalog of brawls and alcohol-fuelled incidents to his name.
Back in April 2014, he was allegedly involved in a bar brawl at Niagra in East Village. The very next night, he partied in Chelsea till late, buying shots for the whole bar. There are also reports of a drunken Jimmy Fallon crawling on the bar of Marie’s Crisis on West Village while singing a Katy Perry hit. Even the staff of the bars he frequents are beginning to worry.
“He’s a mess. I love him. Everything you’ve heard [about his behavior] is true,” an insider dished.
Even Fallon’s friends, such as warm-up comic Seth Herzog, are getting worried.
“Everyone in New York has a Jimmy Fallon story. It’s always like, ‘In 2000, Jimmy threw this dude out of a bar, or poured his beer on someone, or got on a table and sang a song.'”
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Horatio Sanz says that stress may account for Fallon’s behavior and that he and the Tonight Show host often drank to excess while working together.
“They say that kind of goes hand in hand with ‘SNL,’ some kind of substance-abuse issues, because it’s so stressful, you easily find yourself blowing off steam a lot.”
It’s not only the comedian’s friends and employers who are feeling the strain. According to the Daily Mail, Jimmy Fallon’s wife is not happy either.
Jimmy Fallon with his wife and kids pictures https://t.co/dwjgFTEQ6Z pic.twitter.com/Mnab8fHgjD
— Tong Cooker (@foodowncom) November 3, 2015
Fallon was recently spotted arriving back at his home in New York with his wife and child, and neither he nor his wife looked particularly joyous. Fast forward half an hour, though, and the couple turned on the smiles for the photographers congregating outside their building. Jimmy Fallon seemed to have trouble with his left arm and shoulder, prompting onlookers to question whether he had had another accident. All signs in the media seem to point to the possibility that Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy Juvonen’s marriage is under strain due to his excessive partying.
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