Rumours have been circulating that the amount of injuries Fallon seems to sustain can be explained by a drinking problem.
The network’s president Robert Greenblatt says that, despite an incident involving alcohol last year in which he nearly ripped off his own finger after falling, his relationship with drinking is perfectly normal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jimmy Fallon does not have a drinking problem, says NBC chief Robert Greenblatt
“He’s good, he doesn’t have a drinking problem,” Greenblatt told reporters on Wednesday (January 13th) at the Television Critics Press tour in Los Angeles. “He goes out and has fun. He’s had some accidents. Aside from that, he’s in better shape than he’s ever been.”
Fallon is a 41 year old father of two, and according to some more malicious reports some other NBC representatives have had discussions with him about how injury prone he seems to be. “Always, we are worried about his safety,” Greenblatt also said. “There’s been conversations about that [but] the stories are exaggerated about this.”
The June incident in which he severely injured his finger, about which he told his TV audience “tripped and fell in my kitchen on a braided rug that my wife loves and I can’t wait to burn to the ground,” was followed in August when he told fans he “chipped front tooth trying to open tube of scar tissue repair gel for recovering finger injury.”
This was followed by yet another mishap in October, when he was in Boston to accept an award when he took a fall and cut his hand on a broken bottle of Jägermeister.
Fallon has frequently been spotted in bars around New York City over the years, as a genial presence sometimes apparently buying shots for fellow drinkers and party-goers, often knocking them back himself.
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