Fallon Takes the Polar
Plunge and Emerges
Water—in a Suit and
Jimmy Fallon proves he’s a risk-taker by participating in Chicago’s Polar Plunge—wearing an unthinkable outfit.
On Sunday morning, The Tonight Show host looked his best in a suit and tie before running into the 32-degree North Avenue Beach along Lake Michigan.
"If you hear the screams of a little girl, just know that Jimmy Fallon is swimming in Lake Michigan," Jimmy said before plunging. “We’re living life to the fullest…Hopefully I make it back to the ‘Tonight Show’.”
Fallon joined Chicago Bears player Israel Idonije and Mayor Rahm Emanuel as on-lookers cheered on in 10-degree temperatures.
“Officially PLUNGED!!!!! Thank you Chicago!!! Thank you Mayor. #polarplunge #coldneverbotheredmeanyway #frozen,” Fallon tweeted afterwards.
Helping raise $1 million for Special Olympics Chicago, the 39-year-old comedian agreed to participate last month after Emanuel said he would appear on his show as a guest.
Watch Jimmy Fallon take the Polar Plunge in Lake Michigan.