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Jimmy Fallon breaks his silence on those drinking allegations

The talk show host is finally addressing his rumoured battle with the booze.

By Bella Brennan
Last year Jimmy Fallon faced claims he had a drinking problem.
But the father-of-two has hit back at the New York Post report which said his habits were "out of control" and the cause for several accidents, including a banged up finger.
"I could never do a day-to-day job if I was drinking every night," Jimmy explains in a new interview with the New York Times.
"That’s just kicking you when you’re down," the 42-year-old adds.
Jimmy also opened up about another controversial chapter in his life - his now infamous interview with Donald Trump in September last year.
The segment ended with Jimmy messing up the then-Republican presidential nominee's hair - a move which many slammed as frivolous and helped Trump's popularity.
"I could never do a day-to-day job if I was drinking every night," Jimmy says.
“I didn’t do it to humanise him. I almost did it to minimise him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all wanted to do,’” Jimmy admits.
Online, the criticism of their light-hearted interview came thick and fast.
“It all started going crazy.”
“I’m a people pleaser. If there’s one bad thing on Twitter about me, it will make me upset. So, after this happened, I was devastated. I didn’t mean anything by it. I was just trying to have fun.”
The star regrets ruffling Donald Trump's hair but is putting the gaffe behind him.