NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 12:20 AM
Jimmy Fallon showed off his newly injured right hand during Monday’s episode of the “Tonight Show.”
Injury prone comedian Jimmy Fallon wasn’t taking any chances on Monday’s episode of the “Tonight Show.”
The 41-year-old talk show host emerged on stage wearing a safety helmet and goggles, clearly protecting himself just two days after tripping and suffering his second gruesome hand injury in four months.
“Welcome to the Tonight show. I’m your host Trippy Fallon,” he addressed the laughing audience.
“Keep clapping, you showoffs,” he joked.
Fallon flashed a peace sign to the audience, showing off his bandaged index and middle fingers.
He then began talking about his latest injury, which he sustained after falling hand-first on a bottle of Jägermeister during his trip to Harvard University to accept an award from the college’s humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon.
“This time I injured my other hand after getting an award from Harvard,” he said. “Even when I get into Harvard, I embarrass my parents.”
He later explained that he wanted to present the bottle of Jägermeister to the Harvard band, which had played for him during the event.
Fallon didn’t see a girl kneeling behind him, however, and he tripped over her as he made his way to the band.
“I just threw the bottle and landed on broken glass,” he said. “There’s pools of blood everywhere.”
Fallon injured his hand during this trip to Harvard University on Saturday.
Luckily for Fallon, the injury wasn’t serious, even though it did require a precautionary trip to the Massachusetts General Hospital.
“(Just) a couple band aids,” Fallon said. “I want to let everyone know I’m fine.”
Fallon, who joked his doctor just bought a new Ferrari thanks to all of his recent visits, also had cameras zoom in on his newly mangled mitt to reveal that he was wearing band aids featuring Elmo and Ernie from “Sesame Street.”
Jimmy Fallon explained his first hand injury on the “Tonight Show Starring” in July, two weeks after he nearly lost his finger.
Saturday’s incident was the latest hand injury for Fallon, who nearly lost his left ring finger in June after he caught his wedding ring on a countertop.
Fallon spent 10 days in the hospital ICU following that injury, but doctors were able to save his finger.
“Apparently, the odds aren’t great and usually they just cut your finger off,” Fallon told the audience after he returned to the “Tonight Show” two weeks later on July 13.