Jimmy Kimmel was saved by a real-life superhero during the Emmys on Monday. On Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host shared a story about a celebrity protecting his table from a rogue spearhead during the opening dance number.

“These dancers come out with spears,” Kimmel recalled. “And they’re banging the spears around. And about halfway through the dance, the tip of one of the spears comes flying off the handle straight at us, at our table. And out of nowhere, and I swear to God this happened, Andrew Garfield lunges forward and snatches it out of the air. Like Spider-Man!”

Andrew Garfield actually played the superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2015), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). So to say he knows a thing or two about being a hero is an understatement.

“Like he might really be Spider-Man,” Kimmel insisted. “Just as Spider-Man would have done were he in an undercover situation. His shirt came open. My wife almost had to be resuscitated.”

While Garfield saved the table, Kimmel saved the spearhead as a souvenir. The late night host also shared a picture of himself, Garfield and the spearhead sitting at the Emmys.

“Well, here I am with the superhero who saved our lives,” Kimmel said. “With great power, comes great reflexes.”

One thing Kimmel did not discuss during his show was the backlash he received for laying motionless on stage as part of a comic bit. He remained on stage as Quinta Brunson received her award for writing Abbott Elementary, prompting widespread criticism for taking away from her big moment.

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

Watch as ‘Abbott Elementary’ star Sheryl Lee Ralph belts out emotional Emmy acceptance speech:

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