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Jimmy Fallon injures his right hand in fall at Harvard

Jimmy Fallon arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy

Jimmy Fallon arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Credit: Invision for the Television Academy / Dan Steinberg

"The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is out of the hospital and back on his feet, showing fans he wasn't injured very badly after taking a tumble on a Cambridge, Massachusetts, street while holding a glass bottle.

"Nothing that a few band aids couldn't fix," he wrote on Instagram Sunday, posting a photo of his hand with a bandage on two of his fingers. Hours earlier, a fan had posted an Instagram image showing the comedian with his hand heavily wrapped in what appeared to be gauze covering.

Fallon, 41, was in Cambridge to receive the student-run Harvard Lampoon magazine's Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor and be crowned "Emperor of Comedy," a ritual in which the recipient is paraded around Harvard Square in a Roman chariot. Past recipients have included John Cleese, Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Tracey Ullman and Robin Williams.

At some point, as a fan's Instagram video shows, a tuxedoed Fallon is shaking hands with a large crowd of well-wishers, then turns with a bottle of Jägermeister in one hand and suddenly falls forward. A crash is heard and as onlookers help him up, Fallon looks at his outstretched hand.

People magazine said Sunday that Fallon was taken by limousine to Massachusetts General Hospital in nearby Boston. After being treated, he returned to the Harvard event, with a fan's Instagram photo showing the comedian with another celebrant.

The injury was of particular concern since the comedian nearly severed a finger on his left hand in June, requiring what his representative called minor surgery.


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