Jimmy Fallon's Ripped Finger Puts 'The Tonight Show' On Hold For Three Weeks

Aaron Homer

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon nearly ripped his finger from his hand late last week, and taping of the show is now cancelled for the next three weeks.

Last Friday, Jimmy tweeted a photo of his heavily-bandaged left hand.

— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015

— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 26, 2015

"No word from Fallon as to whether alcohol contributed to Fallon's [injury]."

Meanwhile, Fallon's ripped finger has put a damper on The Tonight Show. Friday's episode was cancelled because of the injury (Jimmy was tweeting from the hospital at the time the show would normally be wrapping up the day's taping), according to this Inquisitr report, leaving fans hoping to see Penn & Teller, Benicio del Toro, and Taylor Kitsch disappointed.

— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) June 26, 2015

Correction: An e-mail from NBC Media Relations representative Amber James confirmed that the current Tonight Show hiatus had already been scheduled before Jimmy Fallon's hand injury.

Correction: This post repeatedly states that the Tonight Show hiatus is three weeks; in fact, it's only two weeks.

[Image courtesy of: Getty Images / Theo Vargo / NBC]