According to the New York Post, NBC is now saying Jimmy Fallon’s boozing got out of control and they are reportedly worried.
According to Page Six, Fallon was reportedly warned by NBC to cut back on his boozing following a series of bizarre late-night accidents. One NBC insider tells the NY Post, “There were fears that Fallon was out of control,” and they worried something bad could happen while he’s out drinking. Things got so serious says the source that executives feared Jimmy was splitting up with his wife over his drinking, but they apparently patched things up.
Page Six says his recent alleged alcohol-aided antics include tripping on a rug at home and nearly ripping off his ring finger, Then there was the chipped tooth he says he did trying to open a bottle of medicine for the finger, and last October he cut his hand on a bottle of Jagermeister.
They also say he was spotted last month very drunk alone at a NYC punk bar until 3am. One NBC source says , “He’s a heavy drinker.” Fallon says he has cut back.
Page Six is also reporting that a few key staffers have defected to work for James Corden, and sources say Fallon is insanely jealous. Another sign there may be a problem according to The New York Post, Fallon has fired his longtime publicist and just hired Brad Pitt’s crisis P.R. manager.
For the record, NBC’s Chief Bob Greenblatt told Page Six in part, “Any suggestion that we have concerns about his behavior, or have given him any kind of ‘warning’ is completely false.”
And to prove it NBC has extended Fallon’s contract until 2021.