jimmy fallon drinking problem
A scathing report that says that NBC executives are worried about Jimmy Fallon. “It’s gone from being a whisper to a chatter,” a source told the New York Post about the late-night host’s partying ways.
In June, Fallon was forced to cancel a taping when he broke his finger after tripping on a rug at his home. His hand required surgery and he had to stay in the ICU for 10 days.
Then in August, he chipped his tooth after trying to open a tube of scar tissue repair gel for his injured finger.
The Post reports Fallon is known around the city as the life of the party and a “happy drunk,” allowing fans to take pictures with him and one time he even bought vodka shots for an entire bar.
fan who caught Jimmy’s tumble posted video to Instagram.
The grainy party footage sees the comedian holding a beer as he greets fans lined up outside the venue waiting to get inside.
When he turned away, the comedian stumbled over a woman who was bent down, and fell to the ground, causing a nearby police officer to rush to his aid.
He was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, but soon returned to the Cambridge event, where Instagram photos showed he continued partying with his hand wrapped in bandages.
“He’s a mess,” a Manhattan bartender told The Post. “I love him.”
Last year, Fallon’s former Saturday Night Live co-star, Horatio Sanz told New York magazine they had both been ‘superfunctioning alcoholics’ to blow off steam from the stresses of the job.
Yet, while NBC are becoming increasingly concerned about Fallon, according to insiders, no-one has yet intervened.
In fact, in August Fallon’s contract was extended until 2021.
A network spokesman told the New York Post: ‘Jimmy Fallon is a highly valued member of the NBC family who is both a tireless worker and an extraordinarily gifted performer.
‘His dedication in putting on a great show each and every night is unparalleled, and that is reflected in the large amount of viewers who tune in — he frequently outrates the broadcast competition combined. We are proud of his accomplishments on and off camera and look forward to working with him for many years to come.’
NBC released an official statement to the Post, calling Fallon “a highly valued member of the NBC family who is both a tireless worker and an extraordinarily gifted performer.”