Jay Leno required skin grafts to her face and hands for burns from her car explosion

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Former “The Tonight Show” host will require another surgery and remains at a specialized Los Angeles hospital

Jay Leno required skin grafts to his face and hands from the burns after his car exploded

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US TV host Jay Leno required skin grafts for major burns to his face and hands from a vintage car explosion, and will undergo a new b> surgery this week, his doctor said Wednesday.

Former The Tonight Show hostremains in a Los Angeles specialty hospital after suffering second-degree and possible third-degree burns in an accident while working on a vehicle in his private garage Sunday.

“I anticipate that he will make a full recovery,” said Dr. Peter Grossman, who described 72-year-old Leno's condition as “good.”

“Our The hope is that when it's all said and done, you'll be fine,” Grossman said.

“But burn injuries are progressive and dynamic, and it's hard to ultimately predict what the outcome will be. final result at this stage of the game.”

Leno, a renowned motoring enthusiast with a large collection of rare and expensive automobiles and motorcycles, was under a vehicle when the accident occurred.

A fuel leak covered Leno in gasoline that ignited with a spark.

Grossman told reporters it was too early to say whether Leno will require additional surgery beyond the second scheduled procedure for this week.

Jay Leno required skin grafts on his face and hands for burns after his car explosion

He has also starred in seven seasons of Jay Leno's Garage

Leno also underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which stimulates the circulation of oxygen in the bloodstream to speed up the healing process.

But, Grossman said, Leno was in good spirits. “This is Jay Leno. He's walking around and telling jokes,” the doctor said.

“I can tell you he's incredibly nice to our nursing staff… He's appreciated everyone here and is a patient ideal, who understands the seriousness of his injury.”

Leno took over the helm of The Tonight Show after Johnny Carson retired in 1992, continuing a television tradition that has defined American late-nighters for decades.

After retiring in 2009 for a brief stint at the helm of The Jay Leno Show, he returned to host The Tonight Show until 2014, when Jimmy Fallon took over.

He has also starred in seven seasons from Jay Leno's Garage.

In a statement released Monday, Leno said he would need “a week or two to recover.”

But Grossman cautioned Wednesday that his recovery would likely be slower and that he had warned the artist he needed to “step back a bit and realize” that treatment will take some time.

Grossman added: “I feel like he's going to be back at work soon and back to doing the things he loves.”

(With information from AFP)< /p>

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