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NBC Boss Dismisses Jimmy Fallon's Accidents as Harmless "Fun"

"He doesn't have a drinking problem"

Liz Raftery

Jimmy Fallon may have been quite accident-prone in 2015, but his employers at NBC are brushing off rumors that the Tonight Show host may be imbibing too much.

"He doesn't have a drinking problem that any of us know about," NBC Entertainment President Bob Greenblatt told reporters after his executive session at the Television Critics Association winter previews on Wednesday, according to Entertainment Weekly. "He goes out and has fun."

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Among Fallon's injuries last year were a nearly-severed finger after he said he slipped and caught his hand on a countertop, as well as damage to his other hand when he tripped and fell while being honored at an event at Harvard University. "He's had some accidents," Greenblatt acknowledged, according to EW. "Aside from that, he's in better shape than he's ever been."

Noting that Fallon often exaggerates his injury stories as he's relaying them to his Tonight Show audience, Greenblatt added: "We are always worried about his safety and health. There's been conversations about that."