Jay Leno burned in a car fire
After his years as host of The show tonight and its decades as one of the best-known comics, the one thing everyone knows Jay Leno is that the man loves cars. His personal collection supposedly numbers in the hundreds, including rare antiques and other unique vehicles. He even hosted a show about cars, Jay Leno’s Garageboth online and on cable television.
But now it looks like Leno has been injured, potentially badly, by one of his own cars. According TMZ, Leno was injured in a car fire this weekend; the incident was “serious enough that he was admitted to hospital”.
They state that “Jay was in the Los Angeles garage where he stores his cars on Sunday when one of the cars burst into flames without warning.” They report that the fire “burned the left side of Jay’s face”.
Hosted Leno The show tonight from 1992 to 2009, after inheriting Johnny Carson’s job (following a very heated competition with David Letterman). Leno left the show in 2009 to host his own primetime talk show on NBC. When the network released its Tonight’s show replacement, Conan O’Brien, on low marks, Leno returned and hosted the late-night franchise for about four more years, from March 2010 to February 2014.
Leno maintains a busy touring schedule doing stand-up comedy gigs around the country, and. also hosts a syndicated revival of the classic game show You bet your life. In a statement, Leno said: “I had severe burns from a gasoline fire. I’m doing well. I just need a week or two to get back on my feet. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.
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