Jimmy Fallon, who makes millions of his fans laugh and can hardly contain his laughter while hosting the Tonight Show, could not control his tears as he remembered his late mother Gloria on the recent episode of his popular talk show.
On Monday, 13 November, the comedian made his first appearance on the talk show since the death of his mother and talked about her loving memories. "It's good to be back," he said to the cheering audience, "As you know my mother Gloria passed away recently and I cancelled our show last week to be with my family."
Fallon, who was visibly shaken by the personal loss called his mother the "best audience" who he always tried to make laugh. "She was such a fan of the show and everything I did," the show host added.
The Fever Pitch actor recalled the sweetest memory he has of his mother and tried to hold back his tears while remembering her. "When we were little my mom would walk us (Jimmy and his sister) to the store and she would squeeze my hand three times and say 'I love you,' and I would squeeze back 'I love you too,'" he said as he unsuccessfully tried to control his emotions.
Recalling her final moments he added: "Last week I was in the hospital and I squeezed her hand and said 'I love you,' but sadly he did not get any response from her."I just knew we were in trouble," Jimmy told the audience.
Fallon's 68-year-old mother died on 4 November at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. "Jimmy was at his mother's bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time," an official statement read.