Jay Leno reportedly broke a number of bones in a motorbike accident final week, solely months after he suffered critical burns to his face, chest and fingers in a storage hearth.
The previous Tonight Present host instructed the Las Vegas Evaluate-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 instructed the outlet. “I’m OK, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.”
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Leno, 72, stated the accident occurred when he was engaged on a classic car. Whereas test-riding a 1940 Indian bike, Leno stated he seen the odor of leaking fuel.
“I turned down a facet avenue and lower via a parking zone, and unbeknownst to me, some man had a wire strung throughout the parking zone however with no flag hanging from it,” he stated, sharing how he was clotheslined by the wire and knocked off the bike. “So, you recognize, I didn’t see it till it was too late.”
The storage hearth at Leno’s Los Angeles dwelling was additionally began whereas the comic was engaged on one other classic car, a 1907 White Steam Automobile, in November 2022. When the automobile’s gasoline line clogged, Leno laid beneath the car to blow air via the road. He instructed Immediately host Hoda Kotb that he obtained a “face filled with fuel” after which caught on hearth.
He was handled for third-degree burns at Grossman Burn Heart in West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles. He remained in look after 10 days.
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Leno stated he didn’t talk about his bike accident publicly as a result of information protection of his storage hearth was so widespread.
“You recognize, after getting burned up, you get that one totally free,” Leno stated. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You simply wish to preserve your head down.”
Regardless of his accidents, Leno continues 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 probably be his first look in Las Vegas because the hearth in November.
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