"Last week, I was in the hospital and I grabbed her hand and squeezed, 'I love you, '" Fallon said with tears in his eyes.
At the start of the show, Fallon emotionally paid tribute to his mother with a tearful story about a particular childhood memory. The talk show host knew at that moment that "they were in trouble". "Thank you for helping me and my family recover from this loss". "Look what you made me do", Jimmy teased in the clip.
Fallon's mother died peacefully in New York City's NYU Langone Medical Center on November 4 due to an undisclosed illness. She was just 68.
Fallon's mother died at the age of 68 on November 4. "Today, I lost my biggest fan", he said.
In other news, Monday's episode of "Tonight Show" also featured guest appearances by Jeff Daniels and Mary J. Blige.
The late night talk show had been in reruns since November 3 when Jimmy had canceled that night's taping to tend to his mother in the hospital. Pictured: Fallon attends the 2011 Can-Do Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April. 7, 2011 in New York City.