The Tonight Show was put on hold on Friday due to an injury sustained by host Jimmy Fallon. Apparently he severely injured his ring finger, and was rushed to an emergency room for treatment. He later posted pictures of the injury to his fans, after the Tonight Show was cancelled for the week. Fans who had tickets for the show were told they will get to see the show at a later date.
The injury that the host sustained is still a mystery. Fallon has been known to play beer pong with his guests and fans, and no one is quite sure if alcohol played a part in the injury he sustained. After NBC cancelled the Friday taping of the show, they decided that they would put the show on hold for 3 weeks after getting word of the severity of the injury. Brad Reifler (reuters.com) has learned that ring finger injuries are very common in the country, as machinery and such get stuck on the ring and in many cases can take the finger clean off.
When it was discovered that the finger had almost been ripped from the hand, NBC decided to play on the side of caution and take the show off the air until the host was better. Fallon already responded to many fan questions by saying he is doing fine and will be back at the job as quickly as possible to continue with his love affair gig.