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Jay Leno seriously burned in freak accident

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I think all Americans know who Jay Leno is. For those who don't know, he hosted the highly popular The Tonight Show for many years, following Johnny Carson's retirement. Leno is a household word in the USA.

Here is Jay interviewing 100 year old Hal Roach. Hal Roach owned the studio where, among others, most of the Laurel and Hardy films were made.


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Jay Leno seriously burned in garage fire after vehicle erupts in flames

The 72-year-old comedian and former “Tonight Show” host said, "I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

By Diana Dasrath and Mirna Alsharif

November 15, 2022

Jay Leno was seriously burned in a garage fire in greater Los Angeles Saturday after one of his cars erupted in flames, the comedian announced.

“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet,” Leno said in a statement to NBC News on Monday.

Leno was working at his garage when a flash fire started in a car, a representative for Leno said. The comedian houses an estimated 180 cars and 160 motorcycles at his garage adjacent to Hollywood Burbank Airport, according to duPont Registry, a marketplace and publication for rare and classic auto collectors.

In a statement, Burbank Fire Department said it responded to a medical emergency in the area of Leno's garage at 12:28 p.m. Saturday. The patient, which the department did not identify, was taken to a hospital.

The garage, which employs mechanics and support staff to maintain and restore vehicles in Leno's collection, is also the location of his Big Dog Productions company.

In July, duPont Registry estimated Leno's car collection was worth a little more than $50 million, and that his total net worth was about a half-billion dollars.

The garage, renowned among automobile aficionados for its ability to restore vehicles in-house, is the site of two shows branded "Jay Leno's Garage" — one with weekly episodes on his 3.4 million-subscriber YouTube channel, and his CNBC program featuring stars and their cars.

It’s not clear which vehicle was involved. Many of Leno’s vehicles, including steam-powered models and a jet-powered car, predate contemporary safety and efficiency standards.

The 72-year-old comedian and former “Tonight Show” host canceled a Las Vegas performance scheduled for Sunday night after suffering "a very serious medical emergency," People reported.

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Jay Leno's doctor hopes TV host will be released soon from hospital after garage fire

Leno had third-degree burns to his face, hands and chest after a gasoline fire ignited in his Los Angeles-area garage Saturday.

By Samantha Kubota, TODAY

November 17, 2022

Days after Jay Leno was seriously injured in a garage fire, his doctor said Wednesday that he hopes the longtime television host will be released within the week.

Dr. Peter Grossman — the director of the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills Hospital — told NBC Los Angeles that Leno had burns to “approximately 7% of his body.”

He said the burns were “relatively serious” and involved Leno's face, hands and chest. Grossman said it’s “too early to tell whether there’s going to be any permanent damage” to the star’s face.

The doctor added that they added temporary skin grafts from “human cadaver skin” to Leno’s body, which is a standard procedure. He said he plans to go back to the operating room in “a few days” with a more permanent solution.

“Remove that and then we’ll assess what he needs from there and hopefully definitely get his wounds to close,” he said.

Grossman added that “in general, burns are probably the most painful type” of injury but Leno seems to have a “very high pain threshold.”

“He’s also very stoic individual and he’s just not one who wants to complain,” Grossman said, adding that Leno has been “very gracious, he’s very friendly.”

“He’s very appreciative,” Grossman said. “He’s got a very positive attitude. He’s humbled by the amount of outpouring of affection, and perhaps even a little embarrassed of the attention that he’s getting for it. He just wants to be a regular guy and get back to work.”

Grossman said he doesn’t want to “speak too early,” but is optimistic Leno will have a “very positive outcome.”

A source close to the comedian told NBC News on Tuesday the burns were on the left side of Leno’s face.

The source said the fire broke out while Leno — an avid car collector and host of "Jay Leno’s Garage" — was working on his 1907 White Motor Company steam-powered car in his garage in Burbank, California. Leno was fixing a clogged fuel line, the source said, when fuel leaked and gasoline sprayed on his face. Then a spark started the fire, the source said.

Leno confirmed the incident in a statement Monday.

“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire,” the longtime TV host said in the statement. “I am OK. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

The source close to Leno told NBC News that all of Leno’s scheduled events for the next two weeks have been canceled.

Grossman said Wednesday he wasn’t sure how long Leno would need to remain hospitalized but he hoped to release him quickly.

“It’s a little bit too soon to talk about when he’s going to be released,” he said, adding that burns can be unpredictable. “I’m hoping that it would be within a week but again, I don’t know for sure.”

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Jay Leno has undergone surgery for ‘significant burns,’ physician says

By Stella Chan, CNN

November 16, 2022

(CNN)- Jay Leno has undergone one surgery for his burn injuries and will undergo a second procedure later this week, according to his physician.

Leno, an avid car collector, had been working underneath a vehicle on Saturday when he was burned by a gasoline fire, Dr. Peter Grossman, who is treating the former “Tonight Show Host,” said during a press conference Wednesday.

“When got pulled out from the area underneath the car, it was noted that he had pretty significant burns to face and hands,” he said.

“His burns include his face, his hands, and his chest, the burns are fairly significant,” Grossman noted.

Leno was first taken to a local hospital and then was transferred to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles after the incident.

Leno’s wife has been by his side and “obviously very concerned,” the doctor said. His injuries are a mixture of second-degree and possibly some third-degree burns, according to Grossman.

“Some of the burns to the face are a little deeper and a little more concerning. Right now they’re in that progression of somewhere between deep second and third-degree burns to the face. We’re hoping we can keep them from progressing by using these alternate treatments, including good wound care and hyperbaric oxygen and aggressive surgical management,” he explained.

“He’s Jay leno, he’s walking around, he’s cracking jokes,” he said, noting the comedian is “incredibly kind” to the hospital staff.

“His injuries are serious, his condition is good,” he said. “I do anticipate him making a full recovery.”

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Jay Leno released from the hospital after burn injuries

By Stella Chan, CNN

November 21, 2022

(CNN) - Jay Leno has been discharged from the hospital after sustaining burn injuries in a gasoline fire about nine days ago.

The former “Tonight Show” host, 72, was discharged from Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles on Monday, the Center announced in a statement, along with sharing a photo of the comedian with some members of his care team.

“Comedian Jay Leno was released from the Grossman Burn Center today,” the hospital said in a press release. “Jay will receive follow-up care at the Grossman Outpatient Burn Clinic for burns to his face, chest and hands he received during a fire at his home garage.”

Leno, an avid car collector, had been working underneath a vehicle on when he was burned. He has undergone two surgical procedures to treat his injuries, Dr. Peter Grossman, his physician, previously announced.

“I am pleased with Jay’s progress, and I am optimistic that he will make a full recovery,” Grossman said Monday.

“Jay would like to let everyone know how thankful he is for the care he received, and is very appreciative of all of the well wishes,” the hospital added in their statement. “He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.”

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“I am pleased with Jay’s progress, and I am optimistic that he will make a full recovery"

By Diana Dasrath and David K. Li

November 22, 2022

Comedian and entertainer Jay Leno checked out of a Los Angeles hospital on Monday after being burned in a car fire earlier this month, officials said.

The 72-year-old former "Tonight Show" host was seriously burned on Nov. 12 in his Los Angeles garage when a vintage car erupted in flames, his team said.

Leno wrapped up a 10-day stay at the Grossman Burn Center and he'll continue with outpatient care for burns to his face, chest and hands.

“I am pleased with Jay’s progress, and I am optimistic that he will make a full recovery," Dr. Peter Grossman, a noted burn specialist and medical director of the hospital, said in a statement.

A smiling Leno posed for pictures with hospital staff on his way out, revealing some of his burns.

"Jay would like to let everyone know how thankful he is for the care he received, and is very appreciative of all of the well wishes," according to a hospital statement. "He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday."

Leno, host of reality series "Jay Leno's Garage," is almost as well known for his love of cars as his comedy. He owns an estimated 180 cars and 160 motorcycles at his garage near Hollywood Burbank Airport, according to duPont Registry, a marketplace and publication for rare and classic auto collectors.

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