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.