TV host Jay Leno had to cancel public appearances planned for this week after he suffered a serious accident at his home when one of his cars burst into flames.
The former host of “The Tonight Show” is a collector of cars, and one of them suddenly caught fire during a visit to the garage in Los Angeles where they were stored. According to TMZ, Leno suffered burns on the left side of his face, severe enough to take him to the hospital, but without touching the eye or the ear. He has not yet been released.
“I had several severe burns from gasoline fires. Now I am good. I only need a week or two to recover,” he said in his statement to Variety magazine.
The accident led to the cancellation of several events, including Sunday at The Financial Brand conference, with the organization later justifying the absence as a “very serious medical emergency”.
The star has more than 180 vehicles, including exotic cars, hypercars, and museum-quality artifacts
“All we know is that he’s alive, so our prayers are with him and his family tonight.”
It is learned that Leno has canceled his engagements for a week as a precautionary measure after being rushed to the hospital.
The first photos of Jay Leno have been released showing the host’s burns after the serious accident he suffered when his 1907 steam engine burst into flames while he was working in his garage. The photographers who captured the image of the comedian showed with their images the strong marks from the burns, on his face and hands. As reported by the Daily Mail, Leno humorously assured photographers that everything is fine while joking that: I need a barbecue instead of a vacation.
Leno suffered third-degree burns and will undergo another operation in the coming days. The injuries he received covered his face, arms, and chest. The American presenter has only been out of the burn center where he was treated after the accident a day ago.
Jay Leno is back to his routine, hitting the comedy club stage. He had canceled his traditional Sunday show there the past two weekends. However, upon his return, the eyewitness told ET that Leno looked fine, given that he had broken some bones.
The comedian has performed at the club almost every Sunday since he took over The Tonight Show in 1992. His return to the stage comes just days after he revealed he had recently suffered a horrific motorcycle crash. “They knocked me off my motorcycle,” he recently told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “So I have a broken collarbone. I have two broken ribs.
While Leno has performances lined up through April, fans have learned that there is one show of his that won’t continue: his long-running series, Jay Leno’s Garage. Citing a CNBC source, The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday that the show has been canceled after seven seasons.