Last week, Jimmy Fallon was admitted to hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after falling and cutting his hand at a boozy Harvard Lampoon awards after-party, his second such injury this year.
Overnight, the New York Post ran a widely-shared piece outlining concerns over the star, with one source claiming that NBC management are worried about Fallon’s lifestyle, and concern has “gone from being a whisper to a chatter.”
While those are two undoubtedly very vague concepts, the Post piece also points to a number of other incidents in Fallon’s recent past.
The comedian was involved in an April 2014 brawl in East Village bar Niagara, then the following night, shouted an entire Chelsea watering hole shots of vodka until the early hours.
In January of this year, Fallon was filmed belting out ’80s pop hit ‘Believe It Or Not’ while literally crawling cross the counter at Marie’s Crisis, a gay bar in the West Village.
A bartender who claims to have served Fallon for years around Manhattan and recalls playing beer pong with the host until the early hours of the morning told the post:
“He’s a mess. I love him … Everything you’ve heard [about his behaviour] is true. He likes to hang out and be the life of any party. When he’s drunk, he doesn’t care who takes a photo of him.”
The comedian, who took over as host of The Late Show in 2009 before transitioning to the long-running The Tonight Show this year, frequently works 12-hour days at 30 Rock, and the Post piece quotes a friend who says that the work is taking its toll.
Fallon himself has yet to respond.
via NY Post
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