Jay Leno, a car enthusiast, is evolving into a sort of stunt driver in real life. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the famous comic sustained third-degree burns on the left side of his face in November 2022 while repairing a gasoline line in his 1907 White Steam vehicle. An unintentional spark caused flames to start engulfing Leno when gasoline splashed all over his hands and face. The comedian was spared from more severe injuries when he spilled on “The Adam Carolla Show” in December. Leno had then recalled seeing the flames and had said to his companion, “I’m on fire, Dave,” My face is already rather burned by that point.” Leno was saved from the flames by his friend’s rapid action in dragging him out, dousing the fire, and using a fire extinguisher.
The comedian, who was immediately admitted to a burn unit in a hospital, told TMZ shortly after that he was well and will be fine in “a week or two” to get back on his feet. Fortunately, the former “Tonight Show” host’s prediction proved to be accurate, as he returned to the outside just 11 days after being released, according to Today.
Unbelievably, the comic has disclosed that he just became involved in a serious car accident.
Jay Leno remains unfazed after his second vehicular accident in two months
For motorheads, Jay Leno serves as both a source of live inspiration and a sobering example. The 72-year-old comic stated he recently got into a motorcycle accident, sustaining serious injuries once more, two months after suffering third-degree burns as a result of his garage mishap. Leno described the incident to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, saying that it occurred on January 17 when he was testing a 1940 Indian motorcycle. He had kept the incident private up until this point. Leno recounted that he “went down a side street and cut across a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some person had a wire strung across the parking lot” after smelling gas coming from the ground. Leno was pushed off his bike at that point and sent flying as “the bike kept rolling.” Leno said, “I’m OK!” to the Journal after leaving the hospital with a shattered collarbone, two fractured ribs, and two damaged kneecaps. He added that he would be working the following weekend.
Leno suffered burns in November of last year, and while it is unknown how quickly he will heal this time, his skin was severely scarred. Leno displayed a nasty gash across his wrist and clearly burned skin across his hands and chin in a photo obtained by Today while flashing a peace sign to admirers at a petrol station.
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