“It’s a thing called ring avulsion. A-V-U-L-S-I-O-N. If you Google it, it’s graphic images. Don’t Google it. But ring avulsion, it’s a real thing...,” Jimmy Fallon said last night, describing the gruesome hand injury that kept him away from his show for two weeks and will now fuel your paranoid nightmares for a lifetime. Jimmy Fallon is a silly clown who enjoys a drink from time to time, but he is absolutely correct: don’t Google it.
Fallon nearly lost a finger when he tripped on a rug and snagged his ring on a countertop as he fell. The digit was bent completely sideways and required six hours of intricate surgery, including a vein transplant from his foot, to save (seriously, don’t Google it).
And that’s what happens when you’re a famous millionaire.
“Usually they just cut your finger off,” said Fallon. Very reassuring.
Fallon spent his 10 days in the ICU reading Man’s Search for Meaning and trying to design a ring that won’t suddenly destroy your finger while you’re walking around your apartment one morning. That would be good, because between falling through a sidewalk grate, getting caught in subway doors, being in an elevator when the cables snap, and dropping an air conditioner on someone, who has time for one more irrational fear?
I told you not to Google it.