Leno back behind the wheel, and the mic, after hospital stay
After nine days in the hospital for burns sustained to his face, hand, and chest, comedian and car collector Jay Leno is back at work. For Leno, that means driving cars and doing comedy, which he’ll perform Sunday night in a Los Angeles club.
Leno was hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center after he was working on a White steam car’s gasoline line that had become clogged. Gas, which is used to heat the White’s burner, splashed on him and ignited, producing third-degree burns. One of the photos clearly shows a burn to the left of his face, but he already looks far better than he did when released from Grossman.
Leno joked with photographers outside the Burbank airport hangars that house his car collection that, since the incident, he has been craving barbeque.
Leno, who writes a column for Hagerty, should return to these pages soon. Happy Thanksgiving, Jay.
Jay Leno is heading back to his garage less than two weeks after getting burned badly in a car fire accident. https://t.co/sUuoCH6gK2
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 22, 2022
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