Conan O'Brien Injures Giant Head; Tonight Show Delayed


Such is the price of comedy: Conan O'Brien hit his head while shooting a stunt for The Tonight Show yesterday. While he appears to be OK, whatever he did was severe enough that production on the show was halted. NBC wouldn't comment on whether or not he was hospitalized for it, but an anonymous source told the LA Times that he was indeed.

O'Brien then released this statement via NBC:

"Last thing I remember, I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln, and the next thing I knew I was in bed being served cookies and juice."

There's echoes here of his imposed lead-in Jay Leno's mysterious hospitalization -- the first sick day in his 17 years on the air -- back in April, when he still hosted the then top-rated show from behind the comfort and safety of his beloved desk. Could something nefarious be afoot here? Let the conspiracy theories commence! (Oh -- and get that noggin fixed soon, Conan. We love you.)

· Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien injures head and halts taping of program [LAT]