New mum Mariska Hargitay was forced to pull the plug on her appearance on US chat show THE TONIGHT SHOW earlier this week (09AUG06) after learning her father had fallen ill. Tonight Show host Jay Leno explained the LAW + ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT star "had to go because of a family emergency" at the top of his late night show. Details about former boxing champ MICKEY HARGITAY's health crisis have not been released, but his worried daughter was spotted sobbing as she dashed to be by his side. When the actress gave birth to her first child baby AUGUST in June (06), her father was being prepared for surgery in the same Los Angeles hospital.