NEW YORK — “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon is on the shelf following a hand injury that required minor surgery Friday and forced NBC to cancel a taping of late-night TV’s most popular program.

The “Tonight” show tweeted that Fallon is “totally fine” but NBC offered no immediate details on how or where the 40-year-old comic was injured. The show was scheduled to be on hiatus for the next two weeks anyway.

“Tonight” was supposed to have Benicio Del Toro, Taylor Kitsch and Penn & Teller as guests Friday. NBC aired a rerun instead.

– From news service reports