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Jay Leno Hospitalized After Suffering Serious Burns From Garage Accident

Comedian Jay Leno has canceled all appearances and is in a burn center after sustaining a serious facial injury. TMZ reports that on Sunday, he was in a Los Angeles garage where he keeps his cars, and one of the vehicles burst into flames without warning.

Sources with direct knowledge tell the outlet that the gasoline fire burned the left side of Jay’s face but did not penetrate his eye or ear.

Leno remains at the Grossman Burn Center receiving treatment after gasoline burns from the garage fire

previous tonight show The host is currently at the Grossman Burn Center, receiving treatment.

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“I had some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I’m fine. I only need a week or two to recover,” the 72-year-old said in a statement.

On Sunday, Leno was hospitalized after a fire broke out in his Los Angeles garage. One of the cars reportedly caught fire, leaving Leno with burns to his face.

News of Leno’s health was first reported by People magazine.

The comedian had to cancel all upcoming appearances due to a “serious medical emergency”

The comedian was scheduled to attend a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, the same day as the accident, however, he had to cancel the appearance due to a “serious medical emergency.”

Leno’s burns were not immediately disclosed at the time.

“Her family was unable to provide us with many details, but there was a very serious medical emergency preventing Jay from traveling,” an email to attendees said. “All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers are with him and his family tonight.”

Leno hasn’t been shy about his health issues in recent years, namely high cholesterol, leading fans to assume the medical emergency had to do with his ongoing cholesterol issues, the outlet reports.

In 2019, Leno encouraged his fans and followers to stay on top of their routine cholesterol checks.

“There are a lot of people walking like this, they are just time bombs. You have all this cholesterol, you don’t realize it until it actually hits, you know? Leno said at the time. “It’s like in a car, if a single piece of dirt goes into the eye of the jet’s needle, and boom, no more gas goes through. And that’s what happens with your heart.”

Jay Leno: A Story of the tonight showhost race

leno hosted the tonight show from 1992 to 2009 after succeeding Johnny Carson. He eventually left the concert to start his own primetime talk show on NBC.

Conan O’Brien would be the one to step in as the new host of the tonight show.

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However, both shows fell short of expectations, prompting NBC to reinstate Leno as host of the tonight show in March 2010. After staying on as the host for another four years, Leno once again walked away from the show in 2014, when he was replaced by Jimmy Fallon.

Leno is a well-known car buff and even launched a series for CNBC. Jay Leno’s Garage in 2015, which ran for a total of seven seasons and 88 episodes, concluding its seventh season at the end of October.

Since last year, Leno has been installed as the new host of the you bet your life Renaissance.


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