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Jimmy Fallon Responds To Rumors His Drinking Habits Are Spiraling 'Out Of Control'!

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Jimmy Fallon is an open book lately!

The Tonight Show host got candid in an interview with The New York Times this week, speaking on the backlash over his chummy sit down with President Trump.

Fallon admitted he was "devastated" by the outrage over his friendly interview with the soon-to-be POTUS last fall, admitting he was "just trying to have fun."

Speaking of a good time, the comedian also addressed rumors of his partying ways in the same interview — and he wasn't thrilled about reports saying his drinking was spiraling "out of control."

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Fallon responded to an October report from the New York Post claiming NBC execs were worried about his drinking habits in the wake of his two hand injuries and a chipped tooth.

The 42-year-old shrugged off the rumors with a simple fact: there's no way he can be the peppy Tonight Show host five nights a week while simultaneously getting smashed every night. He explained:

"I could never do a day-to-day job if I was drinking every night. That's just kicking you when you're down."

Good to know he's not a high-functioning alcoholic!

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While those rumors might bother him, there's one thing the late night host doesn't seem to care about — The Tonight Show's ratings plummeting with viewers switching over to Stephen Colbert's more political Late Show.

Fallon took the subject lightly, quipping:

"We're winning in something. People in the height requirement between 5-7 and 5-11, we're No. 1, from 11:50 to 11:55. I never, ever care. I'll know when someone fires me."

Sounds like all Jimmy cares about is giving his audience laughs — gotta love him for that!

[Image via NBC.]

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