Jay Leno suffers 'serious' burn injuries to face after fire breaks out in car
Jay Leno was reported to have been hospitalized soon after the incident of the fire took place in his Burbank car garage
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jay Leno has suffered some serious burn injuries to his face and hands from a gasoline fire and is being treated at Grossman Burn Center. The former talk show host of 'The Tonight Show' had cited a serious medical emergency before his scheduled appearance at Las Vegas financial conference on Sunday, November 13, as per an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand. Although his eye and ear were not severely damaged, the left side of his face got burned.
Speculations ran high as to what may be the cause until Leno, 72, confirmed to Variety that he was OK with serious burn injuries and will need a week or two to get back on his feet. "I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet," he said. Leno was reported to have been hospitalized soon after the incident of the fire took place in his Los Angeles Burbank car garage where he stores his cars. A car had also burst into flames leaving him injured before being taken to the hospital.
Aimee Bennett, a spokesperson from West Hills Hospital and Medical Center said to The Washington Post, confirming that the incident took place over the weekend in Leno's garage. "Jay wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment at Grossman Burn Center for burns that he received to his face and hands from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend," Bennett said. "He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his condition and well wishes. [He] wants to let everyone know he is doing well and is in 'the best burn center in the United States,'" read the statement.
#UPDATE: A statement from The Grossman Burn Center where Jay Leno is being treated for burns to his face & hands from a gasoline accident in his garage. He is “in good humor and touched by all the inquiries into his condition.” @KTLA @KTLAnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/RAkKXC9YrB— Rachel Menitoff (@RachelMenitoff) November 14, 2022
As Leno fights to get back on his feet, Twitter users are praying for his speedy recovery. "Get well soon. Thoughts and prayers for speedy healing and I hope you are not in too much pain One little burn to my finger and I'm a big baby. Hope they keep you comfortable . Dont pinch any nurses!" a user wrote. Another said, "Get well fast Jay, we love you !! God bless!" One wrote,"Hope you recover quickly Jay gods speed."
Get well soon . Thoughts and prayers for a speedy healing and I hope you are not in to much pain One little burn to my finger and I'm a big baby. Hope they keep you comfortable . Dont pinch any nurses!— Penny Howell (@Pennysambetta21) November 14, 2022
Get well fast Jay, we love ❤️ you !! God bless !— Jan Bianucci (@JanBianucci) November 14, 2022
Hope you recover quickly Jay gods speed— jan (@jan88404675) November 14, 2022
Leno left 'The Tonight Show' in 2014. In 2015 he launched a TV programme on CNBC called 'Jay Leno's Garage', where he drives and discusses rare and vintage cars with celebrities.
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