For those concerned: Jimmy Fallon has confirmed that he is alive

comedian Jimmy Fallon briskly returned to his talk show after false reports of his death went viral on Twitter.

The host of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon danced onto the stage and sang “I’m alive/I’m not dead/That’s what I said” while The Roots played a gospel tune and a choir repeated the chorus.

Fallon took the opportunity to make a joke about the new Twitter Blue verification subscription, telling the live audience:

“Ladies and gentlemen, I was on the other side. I have seen the Pearl Gates. I paid $8.00 for that blue tick in the sky!”

Since Tuesday, the prankster has been at the center of an online death scam. It started as an inappropriate joke among some tongue-in-cheek Twitter users who jokingly posted pictures of people other than the comedian using the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon.

Several international news outlets scooped the gag without verifying the tweets, and the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon went viral as a result.

Fallon personally reached out to Elon Musk, Twitter’s new CEO, to demand the removal of the hashtag from the social media platform.

However, the newly minted Chief Twit coolly replied, “Fix what?” and included a follow-up tweet encouraging Fallon to hit Twitter Community Notes.

Musk tried to mock Fallon with a third tweet, asking the comedian to confirm his identity. Unsurprisingly, Fallon has yet to respond to the mogul’s playful jab. Instead, he seems content to have taken matters into his own hands with his lively opening The Tonight Show.

Fans can have peace of mind knowing that Fallon is alive and well. However, the incident is another example of how Twitter continues to allow the wanton falsification of facts without oversight. For those concerned: Jimmy Fallon has confirmed that he is alive

Lindsay Lowe

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