Whenever he did his impersonation of president Gerald Ford, Chevy ended every sketch with a fall—sometimes even from the top of a White House Christmas tree.

But Chevy says he only got hurt once, when a prop lectern was left unpadded. When Chevy did his trademark tumble, he felt it. "I did urinate blood, and I was in the hospital," Chevy says. "I missed one show. I was in the hospital for a week, but that was the only time really in that entire year where there was any effect."


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