Jimmy Fallon Explains His Finger Injury

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Published on July 14, 2015

Jimmy reveals how a funny fall in the kitchen turned into a severe hand injury, emergency surgery and 10-days in an ICU.

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100 comments

  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 3 years ago

    DO NOT GOOGLE IT.

    Reply
  • Chance Ondriezek 3 years ago

    Anybody else Google it?

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  • Eric C 3 years ago

    I GOOGLED IT (insert thuglife music here)

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  • The Asshats 3 years ago

    Oh Jimmy, you asshat. Why did you make me google “ring avulsion” also known
    as degloving ? For your own sake. Don’t do it !

    Reply
  • Nikolai Holmgaard 3 years ago

    Least it wasn’t the right finger ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • Bullet Holes 3 years ago

    #Donotgoogleitlol
    Check out also our channel please! :)

    Reply
  • Angelyn Heng 3 years ago

    I goooooogled it and I regret it

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  • Michalastic 3 years ago

    I’m either never getting married, or I’m getting really curvy counter tops.

    Reply
  • Eleanore S 3 years ago

    For the Jimmy Fallon Fans who missed it, here is the story, of Jimmy’s
    finger

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  • Lawrence Bader 3 years ago

    Had to go back and see “2 Girls 1 Cup” a couple of times in order to get
    that damned “Ring Avulsion” Google search out of my head!!!!!

    Reply
  • Stephan Vermette 3 years ago

    Inspirational! Jimmy, I would give you a high 5 if I weren’t afraid of
    hurting you.

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  • bronzenrule 3 years ago

    If you wear a wedding ring or any type of ring, this may be of interest to
    you. The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon explains a potential hazard that
    comes with wearing a ring, one that nearly cost him a finger just recently.

    Reply
  • Gord Birch 3 years ago

    I am having an awful day, sick, and blood where blood shouldn’t be – off to
    a doctor very soon

    Now, I see this, wow eh? 

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  • Mike Noggle 3 years ago

    Probably better to read the book he mentions than google the ring avulsion.
    A newer book is “Finding True Happiness, 2015. The book Jimmy mentions is
    by Viktor Frankl and was written in 1992. It is referenced in the newer
    book.

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  • jovani chavez 3 years ago

    I… I googled it

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  • Mike Based 3 years ago

    Dear Jimmy,
    I googled it like a man and threw my phone in a perfect spiral when i
    witnessed this horror, and then i had the guts to write this comment.

    Two sniffs and a teardrop

    Sincerely,
    Mentally scarred for a couple weeks

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  • dothedeed 3 years ago

    A rug in the kitchen? That’s like having wall to wall carpet in a bathroom
    – just asking for trouble.

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  • Dani Milan 3 years ago

    Crap! You can NOT UN-see it. I can’t believe Higgins has Lyme…that’s a
    horrible disease…so lucky his wife insisted on treating it before it
    became late stage!!

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  • DuckCh0colat3 3 years ago

    For the sake of people who want to know what shows up on Google, but don’t
    want to see horrifying images…?….. Like me ?
    Can someone tell me what it looks like?
    Lol thanks ?

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  • Olivia Smith 3 years ago

    I googled it. It’s gross buuuut… I’ve seen worse lol.

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  • AeroDoe 3 years ago

    I heard you were coked-up and drunk in a NYC restaurant. Falling-down
    drunk, doing coke off your knuckle in the men’s room. Dudes who took pics
    had their phones confiscated by your security and were thrown out of the
    men’s room that was your temporary coke palace and that’s how you *cut*
    your finger. ICU? Please.

    Reply
  • Vanessa Brooks 3 years ago

    I wanna google it but people say they got traumatized lol wtf !!! i wanna
    know

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  • Ole Kristian E 3 years ago

    Jimmy Fallon did really Fall on … his ring?

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  • blakespower 3 years ago

    why do they pay this twerp so much money

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  • Julie Reid 3 years ago

    it is insane that theres all these videos of teens on youtube doin such
    crazy ass stunts and they fall off buildings and theyre fine, but jimmy
    trips on a rug in his house and hasta spend 10 days in the ICU n have a
    vein taken from his foot n put into his finger!??!! whaaat???? who else
    thinks the doctors were like oh yes he’s famous lets take him for all hes
    got!!!!!$$$$$

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  • Fatkiller22 3 years ago

    at least he has the money to pay for all of that. the rest of us would be
    without a finger.

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  • Lucinda “•Sky with Dìämønds•” Keating 3 years ago

    +Maya Lennon 

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  • BombasticLove87 3 years ago

    SECOND REASON WHY WEDDING RINGS ARE A BAD IDEA

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  • Deborah Catterall 3 years ago

    Do you think they were nice to you because your famous Jimmy? Real world
    isn’t so nice. Nurses are lazy bitches and your lucky if you see a student
    doctor. But you deserve it you make my day all the time. Hope your finger
    gets better.

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  • Frederick Abel 3 years ago

    I googled it and find it quite interesting, I’m studying to become a
    surgeon so it’s a good thing I’m not disturbed by gore.

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  • pnemonic78 3 years ago

    methinks Jimmy owed some moola to the mob

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  • Cita Kindle 3 years ago

    Googled it, regretted it. “EW” *Jimmy Fallon Voice*

    Reply
  • Hailey Allen 3 years ago

    Can we get Higgins to #TakeABiteOutOfLyme by participating in the
    #LymeDiseaseChallenge ? Doing so would help create awareness for the
    300,000 plus new people who will be diagnosed this year. Not to mention it
    would benefit the millions of others suffering from this debilitating
    illness because it was not caught in the early stages. The standard testing
    for Lyme Disease produces a FALSE negative 50-70% of the time and LESS than
    50% of all people with Lyme Disease get the rash. This disease is
    underfunded, under researched, and swept under the rug. It’s time to raise
    awareness for this EPIDEMIC. Find more information at http://www.ilads.org

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  • JjM91084 3 years ago

    you tell someone to not google something, anything is like the magic words
    that flip an on switch in your brain to google whatever it is that person
    told you not to google immediately and everyone knows it. On top of that
    the top comment is DO NOT GOOGLE IT from the TOnight Show. The question
    isn’t who googled it, it’s who actually didn’t google it?

    Reply
  • DaHans360 3 years ago

    Whats the meaning of life?

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  • 120masterpiece 3 years ago

    Well looks like my wedding ring is going to be a cheap,
    plastic $0.25 prize from a gumball machine.

    Reply
  • Lil Ano 3 years ago

    who cares if you injured your finger nigga

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  • thynaruto 3 years ago

    Googled it and fapped to it ;)

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  • Brian Suda 3 years ago

    I’m so glad his finger was saved. I hope he regains feeling soon and I
    really hope this doesn’t affect his guitar playing in the long term. It
    brings him and others so much happiness!

    Reply
  • zChiefLion 3 years ago

    10 days in the ICU for a finger injury. That’s ridiculous. I had no idea
    something like that could be so severe. If that happened to me and the
    doctor told me I’d have to be in the ICU for over a week to monitor blood
    flow because he took a vein from my foot, I’d say fuck it, just cut the
    thing off.

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  • davisx2002 3 years ago

    why the fuck was he in ICU for 10 days? its a finger…

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  • David S. 3 years ago

    He would have lost his finger if he didn’t make more than $100,000/yr.

    Reply
  • MrGarry2u 3 years ago

    As soon as he said Avulsion I knew what it was… your finger skin
    basically slides off like a fuckin’ glove!

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  • Helen Eschenbacher 3 years ago

    As a trauma nurse practitioner I have told every person I’ve met to NEVER
    wear rings. He’s lucky–he got world class surgeons in NYC. 99.99% of
    people, the doctors usually just complete the amputation. The worst rings
    are the big bulky class rings, Just keep rings off.

    Reply
  • Caine7ify 3 years ago

    This is why you pick your nose with your POINTER finger.

    Reply
  • Qadada Kadadah 3 years ago

    He looks scared after what happened LOL. I have cancer your finger is no
    big deal so kiss it.

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  • keneziinlove 3 years ago

    Ah! WHY DID I GOOGLE IT :-/ scarred for life

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  • PeaceMaker 3 years ago

    I googled it and now I wanna constantly throw up and I just can’t handle
    the thought

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  • SashiMimi 3 years ago

    I REGRET GOOGLING IT!

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  • Jesus Carbajal 3 years ago

    i googled it.

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  • lecoindeclaire 3 years ago

    Jimmy fallon and the curse of the ring finger

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  • sknourfboarding 3 years ago

    Jimmy: “DON’T GOOGLE IT!”
    Me: ……….. opens new tab

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  • monkeyglute 3 years ago

    I couldn’t NOT google it, but I IMMEDIATELY regretted it (yet scrolled down
    images transfixed in horror for ages). He’s not kidding. It’s awful. Do not
    look at them, especially if you are of a sensitive nature. They will haunt
    your dreams!
    And for god sake people, STOP wearing rings! Get tattoos or something. Ring
    avulsion is no joke. Eeeeeeargh!

    Reply
  • Mary Vargas 3 years ago

    awww…poor baby, that looks like hurts…but look at him, he is working..
    I wonder what he’s on? lol it’s just a finger, looks painful.

    Reply
  • Ahmed Rizvi 3 years ago

    Moral of the story: Dont get married. Your wife will put a rug on the
    ground that you will trip over and your wedding ring will lead to your
    finger being pulled off.

    Reply
  • ariashach0 3 years ago

    Yikes, he almost could have been an assassin like Altair.

    Reply
  • Shahida Faiz 3 years ago

    I have watched this video 10 times.
    I love it
    p.s I googled it AND I regret it

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  • badoli 3 years ago

    Wow… Another great reason not to marry…

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  • TheW89 3 years ago

    So how much did fixing that finger cost? 100k?

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  • mindssovereign 3 years ago

    JK

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  • GoodyAwards 3 years ago

    Glad the doctor saved your finger and you are ok! The doctors and nurses
    are really angels on earth in the ICU!

    Reply
  • Sophia Akanishi 3 years ago

    Am I the only one trying to google out the hospital and the doctor?

    Reply
  • sleepwright 3 years ago

    omg isn’t that the thing mcdreamy got done to HIS finger in GREY? wow so
    that was real stuff

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  • Drew Hertzfeld 3 years ago

    giving nurses props will win you many friends… I am a male nurse and we
    kinda rock lol

    Reply
  • Tis Rosie Here 3 years ago

    I wear four rings. Two on either hand, one on its own finger. The odds are
    really in my favor…

    Reply
  • Lyann Tang 3 years ago

    I Google it!! It was HORRIBLE!!

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  • JazzyL 3 years ago

    I hope your finger is improving?will you be able to play guitar? I lost
    feeling in my hand by severing my median nerve but I still had motor
    function and taught myself to play again, it’s not perfect but you gotta do
    what you gotta do!
    Good Luck

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  • Raine Kaspar 3 years ago

    The moral of the story, DON’T get married or you’ll have to wear a ring &
    it might cause you to get your finger ripped off if you trip.
    And Jimmy Fallon is my DUFF.
    i think i missed something.

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  • dancemomsfan99 3 years ago

    Am I the only one who wasn’t grossed out after googling it…?

    Reply
  • AndreNY 3 years ago

    Dear my future bride, say goodbye to engagement ring. There’s no way I’m
    gonna wear that. Maybe we can have engagement necklace instead, unless
    there’s a thing called necklace avulsion, then we’re gonna hide inside a
    shelter cause there’s nothing safe in this world.

    Reply
  • C Ciara Kelly 3 years ago

    He said not to google it……I should’ve listened. Gonna hate trouble
    wearing rings for a while lol

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  • Chijioke Achebe 3 years ago

    This probably speaks volumes about me, but right after he said don’t Google
    it, I did.

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  • Kidiu 3 years ago

    *sigh* Why does “ring avulsion” have to lead to “degloving”? Darn my
    insatiable curiosity.

    Reply
  • Najma Hassan 3 years ago

    Ugh I googled it and screamed and hyperventilated like ew omg a ring can do
    that????!!!!

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  • blissfullycat02 3 years ago

    I stopped wearing rings for a while because I was afraid of ring avulsion
    and/or de-gloving (there it just cuts the skin and it comes off the bone.
    My uncle lost a finger jumping down off his truck and it got stuck on the
    door latch.

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  • Kelly Cohen 3 years ago

    So, eight weeks before Jimmy gets feeling back in his ring finger (SO glad
    the doctors managed to save it), and Higgins now has Lyme Disease.

    I have to ask:
    a) How long until Jimmy can play guitar again?
    b) Where can I send the guys a block of Vegemite chocolate?
    c) WHAT ARE THE BLOODY ODDS OF THAT HAPPENING ALL AT ONCE!?

    Reply
  • Qian L 3 years ago

    Googled it. Never wearing a ring again.

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  • Sari Amalia 3 years ago

    it’s been so long, I’m still curious, but I’m scared lol maybe I should
    google it. or maybe not. but I’m curious hey you shouldn’t have told us not
    to google it lol

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  • ujjwal kumar 3 years ago

    either don’t wear ring or don’t engage that was just horrible when googled
    it

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  • ksmoker27 3 years ago

    Great book!

    Reply
  • LuKasAV6 3 years ago

    “This summer really hurt like a mother…”

    Reply
  • sofelka 3 years ago

    Googled it… Didn’t regret it

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  • Powertuber1000 3 years ago

    This is why the only thing more insane than wearing a wedding ring is men
    getting married to begin with, under the current female favored legal
    system. Just say NO.

    Reply
  • Lfc Caicedo 3 years ago

    He has not opened that book (and perhaps any other), Man’s Search for
    Meaning is not about ‘the meaning of life’ it’s a much more complex
    narrative that took place during the holocaust, (and was consequently
    written by one of the surviving victims of the holocaust). This is one of
    the reasons I tuned out of TV, uninformed talking heads.

    Reply
  • jv parungao 3 years ago

    A doctor with a bow tie and has something related to a cowboy… sounds
    like 11.

    Reply
  • Oscer Cruz 3 years ago

    Yo ur the best much love for someone I look forward seeing u after a long
    day of work I’m a truck driver and bought a tv just to see u man…get well
    and god bless bro…

    Reply
  • Terminally Shallow 3 years ago

    Rough, Gay Sex.

    No doubts about it. …it’ll keep happening, watch and see..

    Reply
  • Emily Dorsa 3 years ago

    I never listen. WHY oh why do I never listen? {{{shudder}}}

    Reply
  • pmuir98 3 years ago

    So like if you google it there’s a severed hand, and like half a finger and
    lots of blood.
    just saved you the trouble of going.
    I was more weirded out by it than grossed out though bc my gross tolerance
    is higher, but if youre squeamish don’t do it

    Reply
  • MsVenus100 3 years ago

    Lyme disease is pretty serious if you don’t treat it immediately. My mom
    has chronic lyme disease ( they diagnosed it way too late) and it just
    fucks up her life…
    No antibiotics help anymore..

    Reply
  • Christian Endriga 3 years ago

    Wait bow tie and cowboy boots? Doctor Chu? Sound more like Doctor Who ahah

    Reply
  • jignesh patel 3 years ago

    Dr Patel that’s me he gave me a shoutout

    Reply
  • xoxomandysveaas 3 years ago

    i love this man so much

    Reply
  • alindastar 3 years ago

    Two week break, BREAK.

    Reply
  • Ali Jessop 3 years ago

    I shouldn’t have looked

    Reply
  • LittleHugz News 3 years ago

    i googled it oops ewwwwwww

    Reply
  • Eric Zhai 3 years ago

    I googled it, it’s alright, I just took my ring off and never gonna wear it
    again

    Reply
  • Shari Rouse 3 years ago

    why did I google it ahhhh !!

    Reply
  • Kaye Yeo 3 years ago

    Well, who didnt google ‘ring avulsion’???

    Reply
  • Erik Fortson 3 years ago

    It’s to cover up his divorce!!!!

    Reply

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