Adam Sandler was excited to talk about his new film, Hustle, on Monday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. But before he could talk about anything, Fallon asked him about a visible bruise and scab under his eye.
“I had an accident, everybody,” Sandler said. “Everything's all right, but I wish it was a good story — it's pathetic.”
Sandler explained how he got into bed and the sheets were tucked in too tightly. When he tried to kick them loose with his feet, he forgot his iPhone was on his lap. The phone went flying in the air and ended up splitting the skin just beneath his eye. It occurred at 4 a.m. so instead of getting up to take care it, he just went to sleep.
“I was bleeding terribly,” Sandler explained. “I mean, I thought it was pitch black in the room, and I feel wetness and I tricked myself. I go, ‘This is probably just thick tears.’ ... I didn't want to get up, you know, because I was tired. And I was like, ‘Ah, we'll fix that later.’”
When he eventually woke up, he was shocked by how bad the injury really was.
“I woke up, it was horrible,” Sandler recalled, “It was bleeding all over it was gushing still and there was blood on the bed and all that stuff. So I said, ‘I've got to get this fixed.’ So I went to the Apple Store.”
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