September 26, 2009

O’Brien injured during ‘Tonight’ taping

Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien was injured while shooting a stunt for his U.S. TV show, prompting the series to offer fans a repeat episode, NBC says.

NBC officials said in a statement that O'Brien hit his head while filming part of Friday night's episode, resulting in the night's first-run episode not being completed and therefore replaced with a Tonight Show repeat, The New York Times said Saturday.

E! Online said NBC confirmed O'Brien, 46, was taken to the hospital following Friday's accident. The TV network did not offer specifics regarding the accident or the extent of the injuries to O'Brien.

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, O'Brien reportedly said in a statement following the incident.

E! Online said, according to an unidentified insider, O'Brien hit his head while running down a flight of stairs during Friday's filming.