By: Linda Lee
Insiders are saying “he’s a mess” and worried about his drinking, perhaps contributing to his multiple injuries in the past few months.
According to the New York Post, the network is concerned about Fallon, who has sustained three injuries in four months, including a finger injury last week. NBC is worried that Fallon’s drinking has turned excessive, and while they’re not doing anything about it yet, “it’s gone from being a whisper to a chatter.”
The source said hosting The Tonight Show is a very high stress, and lonely job, and people are truly worrying about Jimmy who definitely likes to drink and party – maybe a little too much now.
One thing is for sure, Fallon is an amazing talent and has led NBC’s late night show to the top of the rating heap. I was lucky enough to score tickets to see Jimmy back in April with my daughters Gina and Alexa when Barbara Walters was his guest that night, and he was awesome and even more entertaining to see in person!
For people like Jimmy Fallon who are super driven and social, drinking just kind of goes with the territory and sometimes it’s easy to go a bit overboard without really realizing it. If that’s the case here, hopefully he has close friends and family who will give it to him straight if they really believe it’s becoming ‘an issue’ and he can slow his roll a bit!
Read more at New York Post