Tonight Stunt Sends Conan to the Hospital

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 26, 2009 7:52 AM CDT
File - In a photo provided by NBC Conan O'Brien makes his debut as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" in this June 1, 2009 file photo in Universal City, Ca. NBC says Conan O'Brien hit his head Friday...   (Paul Drinkwater)
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(Newser) – He's taken his lumps in the ratings, but yesterday Conan O'Brien hit his head during a stunt for the Tonight Show, and ended up at the hospital. The accident halted production, and a Tonight rerun with guest Jeremy Piven was aired. The scheduled show was to include Teri Hatcher and Seth "Family Guy," McFarlane.

The network declined comment on his condition or whether he had been released. O'Brien issued this statement through 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." The 46-year-old comedian took over the Tonight host's job from Jay Leno in June.