Jimmy Fallon explains his finger injury
Fallon had the accident on 27 June and revealed he spent 10 days in the intensive care unit of the Bellevue Hospital. YouTube) (Broadway Video / Universal Television

Jimmy Fallon has finally opened up about his finger injury since posting his heavily bandaged hand on Twitter way back on 27 June - and what happened certainly doesn't sound funny at all.

Many people were concerned about chat-show host Fallon after he revealed on social media that he had hurt his finger late last month.

The 40-year-old shared an image of his hand with the caption: "Tweeting with one hand," later writing in a separate, more descriptive tweet: "Tripped and caught my fall (good thing)! Ring caught on side of table almost ripped my finger off (bad thing)."

At the start of his first episode back, the comedian explained that he had tripped on a braided rug, laughing that his wife has always loved said rug but now he "can't wait to burn it to the ground."

When he caught his fall, his wedding ring caught on the kitchen counter, and long story short, his finger went with it.

Despite initially thinking he had just broken it, Fallon details how the doctors at the first hospital he visited told him that he had something called ring avulsion, which involves the ring tearing away the flesh of the finger as it slides off due to a great force being applied to it, and that "the odds aren't great with these [incidents]."

He went on to say that he was told by the professionals that "this happens a lot and usually they're just gonna cut your finger off."

He recollected how he was sent to Bellevue Hospital, where a micro-surgeon operated on his hand for six hours, removing a vein from his foot to play a part in saving his finger, and he remained in the intensive care unit of the centre for 10 days afterwards.

He also stated that he can't currently feel sensation in the injured finger but it will apparently regain its feeling in a couple of months.

Fallon went on to thank the hospital staff that helped him after the accident, as well as all the well-wishers on Twitter, and finally his wife. The comedian got a little deep when he said that his time in the hospital reminded of him of why he does what he does and that he is proud to provide some comic relief to people who may be in similar situations.

"I was watching TV and I was reading this meaning of life thing, and I think this is the meaning of my life. I belong on TV and I should be talking to people who are watching, who are either in an ICU or wherever you are, at home, or if anyone's suffering at all — this is my job. I'm here to make you laugh."

Elsewhere, whilst Fallon was recovering from his horrific injury, Dwayne Johnson also had some bad luck when it came to his digits.

Taking to his own Instagram yesterday (14 July), the San Andreas star posted a video of himself saying that he'd had an accident on set of his upcoming comedy movie, Central Intelligence, which also stars Kevin Hart.

I ain't got time to bleed..

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The video seemed believable, due to The Rock's established Hollywood tough-man status and frequent times he's demonstrated that he can do things that us mere mortals can't (just recently he told his followers that he hadn't slept for a whole week, whilst in the middle of filming action sequences for his new movie).

But as it turns out, according to Variety, the finger is fake.