The actor was caught on air losing his balance and falling out of a chair during an appearance on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Tuesday.
Murray, 64, was attempting to grab a seat before the live show when he toppled. After cameras caught his fall, he told O’Donnell, “I just did the Letterman show, then went to dinner, had oysters, rosé wine, red wine and duck – and red wine.”
He continued, “The chair was not balanced properly, and I went down, and I hurt myself properly.”
The last-minute The Last Word segment came after Murray – Letterman’s first and now final guest on the Late Show – popped out of a cake, smearing it on the host and some of the audience, and shared vodka with the 68-year-old Letterman.
The St. Vincent star’s hijinks were all in celebration of the emcee’s 33 years as a late-night host, which he’ll conclude with a spectacular tribute show on Wednesday.