Setting the document straight. Jimmy Fallon addressed rumors about his alleged consuming habits and backlash over his controversial sit-down with President Donald Trump in a brand new interview with The New York Times, which was revealed on Wednesday, May 17. 

In October, a New York Post report claimed that NBC executives have been frightened that Fallon’s consuming was spiraling “uncontrolled,” citing his two earlier hand accidents and a chipped tooth. The 42-year-old comic denied the accusations, telling the NYT, “I might by no means do a day-to-day job if I used to be consuming each night time. That’s simply kicking you while you’re down.”

The TV host additionally dismissed considerations that his late-night present’s scores have plummeted and that viewers are switching over to Stephen Colbert’s left-leaning Late Show. “We’re successful in one thing. People within the top requirement between 5-7 and 5-11, we’re No. 1, from 11:50 to 11:55,” he joked. “I by no means, ever care. I’ll know when somebody fires me.”

Fallon went on to debate the criticism he confronted after his September interview with the POTUS, which concluded with the SNL alum tousling Trump’s hair. “I didn’t do it to humanize him,” Fallon mentioned. “I virtually did it to reduce him. I didn’t suppose that might be a praise: ‘He did the factor that all of us wished to do.’”

Additionally, Fallon admitted he struggles with negativity on social media. “I’m a folks pleaser,” he continued. “If there’s one unhealthy factor on Twitter about me, it is going to make me upset. So, after this occurred, I used to be devastated. I didn’t imply something by it. I used to be simply making an attempt to have enjoyable.”

Despite backlash, Fallon is dedicated to sticking to his personal model of comedy. “I don’t wish to be bullied into not being me, and never doing what I believe is humorous,” he mentioned. “Just as a result of some folks bash me on Twitter, it’s not going to alter my humor or my present.”

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Jimmy Fallon Gets Candid About Drinking Allegations by: Pamela Hendrix published:

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