Jimmy Fallon appeared emotional at the return of The Tonight Show.
As you likely know, when the Writers Guild Strike began in May The Tonight Show immediately went on hiatus. As a deal was reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers last week, The Tonight Show — along with other late-night and talk shows — came speeding back.
However, the strike was not the full extent of Fallon's troubles amid this hiatus. Last month, a Rolling Stone report accused him of creating a toxic work environment and hangover-fueled erratic behavior towards staff.
While Fallon did not comment on the allegations directly, he reportedly addressed staff in a Zoom call following the news. “It’s embarrassing and I feel so bad,” he apparently said. “Sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and friends… I feel so bad I can’t even tell you.”
While Fallon has yet to address the allegations head-on, he did appear pensive in his first show after five months.
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