Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to mother Gloria during 'Tonight Show' return

Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to mother Gloria during 'Tonight Show' return

Tonight Show tapings were canceled last week so Fallon could be with his family. It's pretty raw stuff, especially from a host who's often accused of being somewhat one-note and superficial.

Gloria Fallon died on November 4, surrounded by family, including Jimmy Fallon, at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.

He closed the tribute with a special message for his mom: "Mom, I'll never stop trying to make you laugh". "We would hold hands, you know".

Taylor Swift gave fans a huge surprise this evening - she performed one of her brand new songs on The Tonight Show!

Of the emotional performance, he said, "I almost gasped".

Swift, whose new album Reputation dropped last Friday and is charging to the chart summit in the us, United Kingdom and in markets around the globe, stopped by the Tonight Show studios Monday evening to dish out some music therapy: a performance of "New Year's Day".

Tonight Show writer and producer Mike DiCenzo took to Twitter for some background on Swift's performance and the emotions she wrought. "Ready for It?" - two songs from her new album Reputation - for the first time on Saturday Night Live.

Recalling her final moments he added: "Last week I was in the hospital and I squeezed her hand and said 'I love you, ' but sadly he did not get any response from her."I just knew we were in trouble", Jimmy told the audience". Tears. I think everyone in the audience started sobbing. "It was a lovely coincidence in a attractive performance", he wrote.

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