Rumblings about Jimmy Fallon's excessive drinking has reached a hilt.
Ever since Fallon found himself the victim of late night accidents (almost severing finger, chipping his tooth, cutting his hand on a bottle of Jagermeister), Tonight Show viewers have expressed concerns about his well-being. Some fans even spotted the host partying by himself at a New York City bar last month.
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Given the concerning signs, sources have gone to Page Six to express what they REALLY think is going on with Fallon.
One particularly worried confidante explained:
"He is a heavy drinker. He sees himself as somebody who needs image rehabilitation."
Yikes! At least J.F. is supposedly aware of his issues…
As for NBC, there are conflicting reports about their take on the situation.
According to one network insider, staffers are seriously fearful for Jimmy's personal life:
"There were fears that Fallon was out of control and something could happen while he's out drinking. Things got so serious at one stage that execs feared that Jimmy was splitting up with his wife over his drinking, but they patched things up."
Wow! If this rumor is true, we're glad the New York native worked things out with his wife Nancy Juvonen. The pair have two kids, after all!
On the other side of this coin, the chairman of NBC Entertainment SLAMMED the report in a statement to the mag, arguing:
"Jimmy is one of NBC's biggest assets, and we're extremely proud that ‘The Tonight Show' continues to be the late-night leader in all metrics, including ratings and social-media awareness. He's in a class by himself, and we're also looking forward to him hosting the Golden Globes in January. As a producer and star he delivers over 200 hours of television a year, and any suggestion that we have concerns about his behavior or have given him any kind of ‘warning' is completely false."
Phew, what a relief! The exec seems really confident in Fallon.
As for the funny man himself, another confidante claims he has "cut back" on his drinking.
So, do YOU think Jimmy has a problem?
Tags: addiction, alcohol, health, jimmy fallon, late night tv, scary!