Jay Leno Needs a Week or Two to Recover From Gasoline Fire

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Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” host admitted to Variety that he had suffered “severe burns” but was now in stable condition following a gasoline fire. I sustained very terrible burns from a gasoline fire,” Leno stated in a statement. I am ok. It will just take me a week or two to get back on my feet.

According to TMZ, Leno was taken to the hospital on Sunday when a fire broke out in his Los Angeles garage. There were reports that Leno suffered burns to his face after one of the automobiles caught fire. With burns covering much of Leno’s body, he was sent to the Grossman Burn Center for treatment.

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People magazine was the first to break the news of Leno’s health. The comic was set to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, but he had to back out due to a “severe medical situation.” Unfortunately, Leno’s facial burns were kept secret at the time.

An email to participants explained that Jay could not make the trip due to a “very critical medical situation,” however the family was unable to share many specifics. The only good news is that he is still alive, so tonight our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.

For the past few years, Leno has been very open about his struggle with high cholesterol. Following reports of a “severe medical emergency,” many of Leno’s admirers began to worry that he was suffering from a cholesterol-related illness. Leno recommended annual cholesterol screenings for his viewers in a video posted this year.

The world is full of ticking time bombs because there are so many people living that way. You have so much cholesterol and won’t know it until it causes problems for you. At the time, Leno made the following remark. One speck of dirt in the jet’s “eye of the needle” is all it takes to cut off gas flow, just like in a car. That’s how your heart breaks, too.

Leno succeeded Johnny Carson as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” Conan O’Brien took over “The Tonight Show” after Leno left to host “The Jay Leno Show” Both shows had low ratings, thus NBC reinstated Leno as “The Tonight Show” host in March 2010. Leno stayed on the show for four more years and left on Feb. 6, 2014. Fallon replaced Leno.

Leno began CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” in 2015. The series has 7 seasons and 88 episodes. “Jay Leno’s Garage” ended its 7th season in October. Leno began hosting “You Bet Your Life” in 2021.


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