Jimmy Fallon chipped a front tooth Friday as he was trying to open a bottle of medicine for his injured finger. The “Tonight Show” host posted a photo of himself at the dentist’s office, writing, “Chipped front tooth trying to open tube of scar tissue repair gel for recovering finger injury. Thank yo Dr. Jobe DDS! #BestSummerEver.” See the photo at right, and a larger below!
As Gossip Cop reported, Fallon underwent a six-hour surgery in June after he badly injured his left ring finger. The late night host explained to his “Tonight Show” audience in July that he fell in his kitchen after tripping on a braided rug. Fallon said he caught his fall on a glass table, but didn’t initially realize that his wedding ring had gotten caught on the counter top and nearly yanked off his finger.
Fallon said he thought the finger was simply broken, but doctors later told him he suffered “ring avulsion,” a serious condition in which a sudden pull on a person’s ring leads to tissue damage. The gruesome injury resulted in Fallon staying in the ICU for 10 days, and cancelling his show for two weeks.