After burning his face from the explosion of one of his cars, Jay Leno fell off his motorcycle: he has several broken bones
Two months ago, the comedian underwent surgery for burns sustained while working on one of his vintage vehicles
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Jay Leno suffered another accident: he has several broken bones (AP)
Comedian and former host of the famous television show “Tonight Show”, Jay Leno, was again admitted to the hospital for an accident related to his vehicles.
Last January 17 b>, Leno fell off hisvintage motorcycle, as he commented in an interview with Las Vegas Review-Journal and, as a consequence, broke his clavicle, two ribs and fractured kneecaps.
John Katsilometes, Review-Journal journalist, elaborated on the episode, explaining that while the comedian was testing a 1940s motorcycle he began to smell gasoline.
The accident occurred while he was testing a 1940s motorcycle and began to smell gasoline (Getty Images)
“I turned down a side street and through a parking lot and, unknown to me, a guy had a cable stretched across the parking lot but no flag hanging from it”, the comedian told him. “So, you know,I didn't see it until it was too late,” Leno, 72, continued.
Still, he insisted that okayand that he will even work this weekend. Leno also commented that after the intense coverage of the fire he suffered in November, he has become more reluctant to give statements to the press, for which reason, since the accident occurred ten days ago, he had not public comments on the matter.
About two months ago, Leno had already suffered injuries, also related to his love for vehicles. By the end of 2022, the comedian had to be transferred to the Grossman Burn Center, in California, after suffering a serious injury to his face and hands, and had to remain hospitalized for ten days.
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Jay Leno suffered burns on his hands and face and was hospitalized for ten days (Grossman Burn Center)
On that occasion, it was a explosion from one of his vintage cars, resulting from a fuel leak that ignited with a spark and resulted in second and possible third degree injuries to his face and hands.
Although he managed to recover, the former presenter required surgery and skin grafts for it. He also underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment that stimulates the circulation of oxygen in the bloodstream and speeds up the healing process.
Unlike his last accident, in November had to cancel his schedule for a few days. “I'm fine. I only need a week or two to recover”, he had declared then.
Leno is passionate about collector cars and has close to 180 cars and 160 motorcycles in his garageclose to Hollywood Burbank airport. Currently, he even hosts the program “Jay Leno's Garage” on CNBC.
Leno has about 180 cars and 160 motorcycles in his garage
Also, he has become the host of a rerun of the game show “You Bet Your Life” after quit hosting “Tonight” and, from time to time, performs his monologue in clubs in California.
The famous NBC show was originally in the hands of Johnny Carson until 1992 when he retired. So, the network called on Leno to take over the cycle although, in 2009 , he was replaced by Conan O'Brien . However, NBC regretted this change and decided to backtrack and rehire Leno.
The comedian returned to hosting in 2010 and with it, viewership numbers rose to previous levels. He spent four more years at the helm of the cycle, and finally in 2014 was succeeded by Jimmy Fallon.
(With information from AP)