After taking last week off, Jimmy Fallon has returned to The Tonight Show, but instead of making us laugh he made us reach for the tissues.
Just over a week ago, the 43-year-old talk show host went to visit his mother in hospital before she peacefully passed away at the age of 68.
“Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday,” A Fallon family spokesperson said. “Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.”
After a week-long break from hosting The Tonight Show, Jimmy returned with some memories of his mom.
While holding back tears, Jimmy paid tribute to Gloria, who he often referred to as the best audience.
"As some of you know, my mother Gloria passed away recently and I canceled our shows last week to be with my family and make arrangements. She was the best audience. She was the one I was always trying to make laugh and she was such a fan of the show, and everything I did," Jimmy shared. "When we were little, my mom would walk us to the store, me and my sister, and we would hold hands and she would squeeze my hand three times to say I love you and I would squeeze I love you too."
He continued, "Last week, I was in the hospital and I grabbed her hand and I squeezed I love you and I just knew we were in trouble, you know?"
Grab the tissues because instead of making you laugh, this iconic comedian will make you cry.
"I feel so grateful to be able to do this every single night and I'm very appreciative of all the support from all of you that my family received over the past week and we're going to continue to work really hard to bring some light and laughter into the world," Jimmy shared during tonight's episode. "Thank you for watching. Thank you for helping me and my family recover from this loss. Mom, I'll never stop trying to make you laugh. I love you."
Can you relate to Jimmy's loss? How do you think he's handling it?
Source: E News