Conan O’Brien returned to host The Tonight Show last night following the cancellation of last Friday’s episode because of his accident whilst filming the show. Conan got a concussion during Friday’s taping when Teri Hatcher was racing him in a triathlon for a segment to go out that evening. Friday’s new show never aired and NBC broadcast a rerun episode instead.
Conan said he wanted to carry on with Friday’s taping after the accident but soon became clear something was wrong when he couldn’t speak properly and the cue cards he was looking at were “like a menu for an Egyptian restaurant”. He said “as many of you may know, on this past Friday’s show I was doing a stunt and I hit my head and suffered a slight concussion. And I promise, if you’re a good audience, I’ll do it again tonight”.
A clip of last night’s show;