Jay Leno reportedly broke a number of bones in a motorbike accident final week, solely months after he suffered severe burns to his face, chest and palms in a storage fireplace.
The previous Tonight Present host advised the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal that he was knocked off his bike on Jan. 17. The autumn broke Leno’s collarbone and two ribs and cracked each of his kneecaps.
“However I’m OK!” Leno advised the outlet. “I’m OK, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.”
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Leno, 72, mentioned the accident occurred when he was engaged on a classic car. Whereas test-riding a 1940 Indian bike, Leno mentioned he observed the scent of leaking gasoline.
“I turned down a aspect road and minimize by a car parking zone, and unbeknownst to me, some man had a wire strung throughout the car parking zone however with no flag hanging from it,” he mentioned, sharing how he was clotheslined by the wire and knocked off the bike. “So, you realize, I didn’t see it till it was too late.”
The storage fireplace at Leno’s Los Angeles house was additionally began whereas the comic was engaged on one other classic car, a 1907 White Steam Automotive, in November 2022. When the automotive’s gas line clogged, Leno laid beneath the car to blow air by the road. He advised In the present day host Hoda Kotb that he acquired a “face stuffed with gasoline” after which caught on fireplace.
He was handled for third-degree burns at Grossman Burn Middle in West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles. He remained in take care of 10 days.
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Leno mentioned he didn’t talk about his bike accident publicly as a result of information protection of his storage fireplace was so widespread.
“, after getting burned up, you get that one without cost,” Leno mentioned. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You simply need to preserve your head down.”
Regardless of his accidents, Leno remains to be performing standup comedy. He’s getting ready to headline on the Encore Theater in Las Vegas for the primary time on March 31. The efficiency will likely be his first look in Las Vegas because the fireplace in November.
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