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Jimmy Fallon returns with an emotional message at the premiere after a damning report

Jimmy Fallon returns with an emotional message at the premiere after a damning report

The past five months have been difficult for me Jimmy Fallon.

It started on the first day of the WGA strike when one of his employees called him out publicly Shadows is his own book In a meeting about stopping work late at night. Then came the condemnation Rolling Stone a report About his allegedly “toxic” backstage behavior including hangover-fueled outbursts and dismissive treatment that moved writers to tears.

When Fallon finally returned to… Tonight show On stage Monday night, he surprised no one by refusing to directly address the accusations against him, instead making jokes about him. Lauren Boebert And Golden Bachelor And performing a song on the ukulele about everything else he missed over the summer.

It wasn’t until after his opening monologue, when Fallon sat behind his desk, that he seemed — just maybe — to hint at the headline-grabbing drama about him.

The host became visibly emotional as he told viewers: “I had a lot of time, five months, a lot of time to sit and think. I finally stopped for a moment and realized how grateful I was for all of this and this offer.

“I really love this job, I love doing it,” Fallon continued. “I love telling jokes, I love interviewing people, and I love making you laugh. I’m so lucky to have this show, and I want to thank you all for your support and choosing me in your bedrooms at night.”

“This is what I love to do, and I want to do it for a long time,” he added. “I’m very happy to be back.”

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