The event occurred when a car in his Los Angeles garage allegedly caught fire. On November 14, Sky News partner NBC News cited Leno as stating in an update on his situation:
“I suffered severe burns as a result of a gasoline fire.” I’ll be back on my feet in a week or two.”
According to reports, Leno suffered “severe burns” on his face and hands. He was scheduled to speak at a financial conference in Las Vegas the following day, but canceled due to “a major medical problem.” A hospital spokeswoman also verified that he is in stable condition and is undergoing treatment for the burns he sustained. The representative went on:
“He is in excellent spirits and is moved by all the queries and well wishes about his health [and] wants to let everyone know he is doing well.”
Jay Leno was allegedly hospitalized on November 13th.
Jay Leno sustained significant injuries when one of his automobiles in his Los Angeles garage caught fire, leaving him with terrible burns on his face. He was sent to the Grossman Burn Center right away. People broke the story of Leno’s mishap first, with no specifics about the face burns revealed at the time. He was supposed to attend a convention in Vegas on Sunday, but he canceled due to his illness.
According to an email sent to attendees:
“His family was unable to offer us with many information, but Jay is unable to go due to a significant medical situation.” All we know is that he is alive, so our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family tonight.”
Leno has been outspoken about having high cholesterol in recent years, and when he postponed his attendance at the event, several fans assumed he was dealing with a health problem related to his cholesterol. In 2019, he posted a video encouraging his fans to undergo regular cholesterol checks, stating alongside:
“There are a lot of individuals like him going around; they’re like ticking time bombs.” You don’t realize you have all this cholesterol until it strikes you, you know? It’s similar to how, in an automobile, if even one bit of dirt goes into the eye of the needle of the jet, there’s a bang and no more gas comes through. That is what happens to your heart.”
More about Jay Leno, the comedian-host
For a few years, Jay Leno worked as a stand-up comedian. He went on to host The Tonight Show on NBC for a long period, from 1992 to 2009. In September 2009, Leno launched The Jay Leno Program, a primetime chat show. However, after The Tonight Program’s ratings began to fall with Conan O’Brien as host, he returned to the show in March 2010. He hosted till February 2014. In 2014, Leno was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. He has also hosted series such as Jay Leno’s Garage and You Bet Your Life.