Jimmy Fallon Rushed to Hospital After Falling at Harvard University Award Celebration

Late night host takes tumble after accepting honor

By Kendall Fisher Oct 25, 2015 5:19 PMTags
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UPDATE: Jimmy Fallon updated fans on his condition Sunday by sharing an Instagram picture with his hand. "Nothing that a few band aids couldn't fix," the caption read.


Jimmy Fallon was back in the hospital last night, just a few months after his most recent hand injury over the summer.

The late night host was accepting an award at Harvard University in Cambridge on Saturday when he tripped and fell and had to be rushed to the Massachusetts General Hospital, People reports.

According to an onlooker, "It was all part of the celebration in the street and some random girl kneeled down in front of him abruptly as he was turning around and he tripped over her because he didn't see her."

Another attendee caught the whole thing on camera, showing Fallon falling as he was walking around with a bottle of Jaegermeister in his hand.

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"Jimmy went to the ground, and everybody asked if he was OK," said another parade-goer. "He said he was fine."

The Tonight Show host was being honored by the Harvard Lampoon—the university's humor magazine—with the Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor, which is the first time the coveted prize has been awarded this century.

No tumble was going to stop him from celebrating that! Fallon made a recovery later in the evening, appearing back at a party with his hand heavily bandaged.

Meanwhile, Fallon was recently rushed to the hospital in June after nearly severing his finger.

"Jimmy Fallon was required to have minor surgery after injuring his hand at his Manhattan apartment this morning," the star's rep told E! News at the time. "He is expected to make a full recovery."

Luckily no major injuries were reported this time around!