Jimmy Fallon's ring nearly freaking ripped his ring finger off!

Jimmy Fallon suffered a 'ring avulsion' — pressure forcing a ring into the flesh of the ring finger — during a fall at his home on June 26. Ten days in the ICU and weeks of recovery later, he's back at work … and unlike many who suffer that injury, his finger did not have to be amputated thanks to six hours of microsurgery at New York's Bellevue Hospital.

    2015/07/15

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NEW YORK — Jimmy Fallon suffered a "ring avulsion" — pressure forcing a ring into the flesh of the ring finger — during a fall at his home on June 26. Ten days in a hospital intensive care unit and weeks of recovery later, he's back at work hosting the Tonight Show.

Fallon described what occurred the day of his injury saying he slipped on a rug and attempted to break his fall by grabbing onto a countertop with his hand. As he steadied himself, Fallon observed that his ring finger appeared to be disjointed and bent at an unnatural angle. Fallon believed the finger was broken.

Emergency room doctors told him, however, he had suffered a "ring avulsion" and his ring had cut into much of the flesh of his ring finger — an accident that often requires amputating the injured finger.

Jimmy Fallon said his finger was saved by a team of doctors at New York City's Bellevue Hospital who spent long hours performing microsurgery as well as transplanting a vein to allow his finger to be reattached properly.
This image from the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery shows a rare, successful reattachment following a ring avulsion. INDIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
This image from the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery shows a rare, successful reattachment following a ring avulsion. INDIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
Jimmy Fallon can Tweet with just one hand! TWITTER @JIMMYFALLON
Jimmy Fallon can Tweet with just one hand! TWITTER @JIMMYFALLON
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