This is why it's good to have a second in command.
Andy Richter had to step in as host of The Tonight Show Friday after Conan O'Brien fell during a skit being taped for Friday's episode and was taken by ambulance to the hospital, sources confirm to E! News.
Our insider says O'Brien was running down a flight of stairs when he slipped and banged his head, possibly sustaining a concussion.
NBC will likely air a repeat instead of the show that was halted by O'Brien's accident. Teri Hatcher and Seth MacFarlane were tonight's scheduled guests. (The network has not yet returned a request for comment.)
We hope one of our favorite funnymen gets well soon!
UPDATE: "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," O'Brien said afterward.
: stopbeingdandy was at the taping and says 'He was doing a triathalon skit with Teri Hatcher and they were running down the audience stairs to get to the finish line. He slid and fell backwards on the stage. He was kneeling on the floor and gave Teri Hatcher a hug before he got up. He went backstage to get dried off (b/c he had swam in a pool) and it seemed like it was ok because he came out again. But he talked to the producer and stayed backstage. Andy's part was really short. After waiting for 15 mins. they gave him the mic to explain the situation and to introduce the musical guest.'
Hope everything turns out ok