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[Watch] Jimmy Fallon During His ‘Tonight Show’ Return Following Accident, Almost Loses Finger To 'Ring Avulsion'

Jul 29, 2015 10:07 PM EDT | By Joanna Garado
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Jimmy Fallon, during his "Tonight Show" return, explains how a bad (and hilarious) accident in the kitchen caused a severe finger injury and almost leading to a finger amputation.

Following the accident, the talk show host had to cancel a taping and had to take a break for two weeks while recovering from the injury in the intensive care unit of Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

While in the hospital, Fallon managed to Tweet a photo of his injured hand.

"Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)! Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing)," Fallon wrote.

During Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" return, the host pins blame on a "braided rug."

"I tripped and fell in my kitchen on a braided rug that my wife loves and I can't wait 'til I burn it to the ground," Fallon explains. "And I tripped and fell and I caught my fall and I'm getting up and my finger's sideways."

Despite the horrible injury, Fallon still looks at it with humor.

"So I go: 'Oh my god, did I just break my finger? This is the lamest thing in the whole world!'" Fallon said. "It completely looks fake, like in a cheap horror movie, where you see a broken finger? It looks like that."

When he arrived at the hospital, the doctors explained that Fallon did not break a finger but sustained a "Ring Avulsion," which meant that his finger was pulled out of its socket.

Usually, a finger amputation is the best way to correct ring avulsions but Fallon had an amazing doctor.

"Awesome doctor, comes in with a bow tie and cowboy boots," Fallon said, to the audience's laughter. "That's my doctor! That's my guy -I knew it when he walked in."

The talk show host had to undergo a 6-hour microsurgery to prevent his finger from being amputated.

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