Jay Leno suffers broken bones in a motorcycle accident after a garage fire

Jay Leno He is said to be recovering from a motorcycle accident last week that left him with several broken bones just months later He was seriously burned in a fire that broke out in his Los Angeles garage.

Talking to Las Vegas Journal Reviewthe comedian and talk show host revealed that he fell off his motorbike on January 17 in an accident that left his collar bone, two broken ribs and two fractures on both his knees.

“But I’m fine!” Leno, 72, reportedly told the outlet. “I’m fine, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.”

The former “Tonight Show” presenter said he was working on an old motorcycle and was testing the car when he noticed the smell of leaking gas.

“So I turned down a side street and cut into a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, somebody had a wire hanging across the parking lot but no flag hanging off it,” Leno told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “So, you know, I didn’t see him until it was too late. He knocked me and, bum, off my bike.”

“The bike kept going, and you know how that works,” he said.

Leno’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The comedian has reportedly said he has not yet publicly discussed the motorcycle accident due to the overwhelming coverage of his recovery from burns he sustained in November.

Leno suffered severe burns to his hands, chest, and Third degree burns to his face After his old car caught fire on November 12 in his Los Angeles garage.

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in Exclusive interview On NBC’s “TODAY” show, Leno told Hoda Kotb that he was working on his 1907 White Motor Co. steam car with a friend when he noticed the car’s fuel line clogged.

Leno said he went under the car to try and fix it. “And I said, ‘Blow some air across the line,'” he recalls. Then all of a sudden, boom, my face got gassed. Then the pilot light jumped, and my face was on fire.

“My friend pulled me out and jumped on me and kind of put out the fire,” Leno said.

The comedian was taken by ambulance to a hospital and then sent to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles, where he received hyperbaric therapy, an oxygen therapy that “can speed up the healing of burn wounds,” according to the facility. website.

Despite the severity of his injuries, Leno returned to doing stand-ups a few weeks after his accident. And even after suffering more injuries this month, the comedian appears undeterred, as he prepares to debut at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater to perform. invoice On March 31st.

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