Fans of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" may have noticed the host with a rather large cast around his left hand where his wedding ring used to be.
That's because he had a little accident over a two-week break at his home that almost...well, if you're the kind of person who gets nauseous during movies like Hostel or Saw, you should probably just stop reading right now.
Fallon first sent out some tweets on June 26 explaining how he tripped, caught his wedding ring on the side of a table and "almost ripped my finger off." He returned to The Tonight Show on Monday where he described his accident and recovery from a rare type of finger injury known as "ring avulsion."
In some cases, ring avulsion can also cause injury to the surrounding skin, muscle and tissue known as "degloving," which is exactly what your horrified mind is probably picturing right now.
A report filed in 2013 in British Medical Journal Case Reports details the case of a 59-year-old man who had his ring finger stripped almost down to the bone when he tripped and got his wedding ring caught on a steel fence during his fall.
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