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Jimmy Fallon is a very lucky man.

Towards the end of June, Fallon was hospitalized with a hand injury, forced to cancel his taping of The Tonight Show scheduled for that evening.

Returning to his desk in New York City on Monday, Fallon sat back and explained to the audience how he was nearly left with nine digits as a result of the incident.

“I tripped and fell in my kitchen on a braided rug that my wife loves and I can’t wait to burn it to the ground," Fallon said. 

"I tripped and fell and I caught my fall… I’m getting up and my finger is sideways."

Fallon went on detail how he got in a taxi to the emergency room at one hospital … prior to being informed he needed to go to a different hospital to see a specialist.

See, the finger was not broken; instead, it was injured by ring avulsion.

"Basically what it is is that my ring got caught on the countertop when I was going down and stuck there and pulled my finger off."

Fallon proceeded to give props to an "awesome" doctor who performed surgery and helped the star avoid living with one fewer finger.

Check out the full explanation above and then click through the very best of Jimmy Fallon on THG.