NBC Wants Us to Know that Jimmy Fallon Does Not Have a Drinking Problem
Let’s just call him “unsturdy”.
NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt is denying that Jimmy Fallon has a drinking problem despite rumors that say otherwise. He spoke with reporters on the matter following the annual press conference at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
“He goes out and has fun,” said Greenblatt, via Entertainment Weekly. “He’s had some accidents. Aside from that, he’s in better shape than he’s ever been.
Fallon has had two hand injuries over the past year. First, he fell in his New York apartment in June and his wedding ring caught on the edge of the table nearly ripping his finger off. Then, he fell again with a bottle of Jägermeister in October upon receiving The Harvard Lampoon’s Elmer Award for excellence in humor.
“We are always worried about his safety and health,” continued the NBC exec. “There’s been conversations about that. The stories are exaggerated about all of it. I don’t know to what extent. I haven’t been part of it. I don’t have those conversations with Jimmy Fallon.”