Jimmy Fallon knows he has a reputation for being prone to accidents.
So when the Tonight Show host headed to Boston on Saturday to perform at the TD Garden, he didn’t hesitate to mention – or rather, sing about – the recent spill that landed him in the emergency room.
“I was just here two weeks [ago]. I had a great trip!” Fallon joked at the 21st annual Comics Come Home event. “I stayed at a lovely hotel. You may have heard heard of it – Mass General?”
Wearing jeans and a camel-colored sweater, the comedian explained what happened last month at Harvard University, where he received the Elmer Award for Excellence in Humor, and subsequently fell down and hurt his right hand while celebrating. He also severely injured his left hand in a fall at home back in June.
“I went to the ER and i said, ‘I tripped holding a bottle of Jagermeister.’ They said ‘Okay, we have a whole waiting room for people who trip and fall with Jagermeister.’ ”
But the self-deprecating humor didn’t end there. Fallon also belted out Chumbawamba’s 1997 hit song “Tubthumping”, but with his own little spin on the lyrics.
“I fall down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down,” Fallon sang. “I take a vodka drink, and a Jager drink, and a Jager drink … ”
Naturally, event host Denis Leary made sure to pile on the laughs regarding Fallon’s frequent spills, giving the late-night host the yearbook superlative of “Most likely to leave a hockey game with more injuries than the players” and “Most likely to trip and say ‘help I’m Fallon and I can’t get up!’ ”
Leary also belted out a song to the tune of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” singing “Jimmy and his fingers are all here Gonna make that Jager disappear.”
Fallon’s fellow performers at the show, which benefits the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, included Louis C.K., Ray Romano, and Lenny Clarke.