After a car fire over the weekend in Los Angeles, comedian and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, 72, disclosed that he had suffered serious burn injuries.
“I sustained fairly severe burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Leno said he “just needs a week or two to be back on my feet” on Monday, according to NBC News. He was in the hospital as until late on Monday.
On Saturday, an unexpected flash fire started in one of the “Jay Leno’s Garage” host’s vehicles while he was working in his Los Angeles garage. He is well known for possessing a big collection of pricey and rare automobiles.
A source close to Leno claims that although the flames missed his eyes or ear, they did burn the left side of his face. The Grossman Burn Center in West Hills was then where Leno was sent. He cancelled every engagement for the remainder of the week, including a show scheduled for Sunday night in Las Vegas.
NBC reported that although Leno is “physically well,” the comic has “some injury.”
The comedian presided over “The Tonight Show” for more than three decades before giving Jimmy Fallon permanent management of the programme in 2014. 2015 saw the debut of “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC. Leno talked about having high cholesterol and a blockage in his heart in 2019.