Jimmy Fallon Expresses Gratitude to Doctors and Nurses


After a two-week absence, a bandaged Jimmy Fallon returned to The Tonight Show still as hilarious as ever; most importantly, with complete fingers. He went on details about his gruesome hand injury, six hours of microsurgery, and recovery. Once again, he has proven that laughter is indeed the best medicine.

“I tripped and fell in our kitchen braided rug that my wife loves,” said Fallon, who looked great as ever as if he didn’t just spent 10 days in the intensive care unit.

“I can’t wait to burn it to the ground,” he exclaimed.

At first he thought that he had just broken a finger, not until he rushed to an emergency room and heard the words “ring avulsion” for the first time—a much more complicated injury where a ring on a person’s finger is pulled in a forceful manner causing anything from “ranging from a simple contusion injury to a traumatic amputation.” He even warned the viewers not to Google it.


“Thank you so much for taking care of me. I love you guys. You guys are rock stars and just awesome people.”

The 40-year-old comedian’s gratitude to the doctors and nurses who took care of him was almost palpable. He acknowledged the healthcare team for having such a tough job yet being so good at it. “Thank you so much for taking care of me. I love you guys. You guys are rock stars and just awesome people,” he said.

Fallon wants the whole world to know about the people who helped in saving his finger, that he even extended his sincere gratitude to his Twitter account, “All looking great!! Thank you to these great doctors and nurses and Jello.”

While on recovery, the book Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl helped him ponder about the essence of his existence. “But really, I was watching TV and I was reading this meaning of life thing, and I think this is the meaning of my life,” Fallon said. “I belong on TV and I should be talking to people who are watching, who are either in an ICU or wherever you are, at home, or if anyone’s suffering at all — this is my job. I’m here to make you laugh,” he said.


Aside from being a Registered Nurse, Jamille is also a story-teller and a hopeful dreamer. She uses her pen to heal, travels through painting, and listens to the truth by playing her violin.

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