Jay Leno suffered “severe burns” but is in stable condition from a gasoline fire, the former “Tonight Show” host confirmed. Difference. “I suffered severe burns from a gasoline fire,” Leno said in a statement. I am Dana. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.
According to TMZ, Leno was hospitalized after a fire broke out in a garage in Los Angeles on Sunday. One of the cars burst into flames and Lennon was said to have left with burns on his face. Leno was taken to Grossman Burn Center for his injuries.
News of Leno’s health was first reported by People Magazine. The comedian was scheduled to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but had to cancel his appearance due to a “serious medical emergency.” Leno’s facial burns were not reported at the time.
“The family couldn’t give us many details, but it was a very serious medical emergency that prevented Jane from traveling,” an email to attendees read. All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers tonight are for him and his family.
Over the past few years, Leno has been open about his high cholesterol. News of a “serious medical emergency” led many fans to believe that Leno had a cholesterol-related medical condition. In the year In a video posted in 2019, Leno encouraged his followers to get regular cholesterol checks.
“There’s a lot of people walking around like that, they’re just ticking time bombs. You’ve got all this cholesterol, you don’t know it until it really hits, you know?” Leno said at the time. “Like in a car if even a piece of dirt gets in the eye of a jet injector and boom and more gas doesn’t come out. And that’s what happened in your heart.”
Leno replaced Johnny Carson as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” which he hosted from 1992 to 2009. Leno quit the gig and started his own NBC prime-time talk show, “The Jay Leno Show,” where Conan O’Brien stepped out. As the new host of “The Tonight Show.” Both programs suffered from poor ratings, resulting in NBC’s embarrassing decision to return him as host of “The Tonight Show” in March 2010. Leno stayed with The Tonight Show for four more years and officially signed on on February 6, 2014. He was replaced by Jimmy Fallon.
Outside of “The Tonight Show,” Leno launched his CNBC series, “Jay Leno’s Garage” in 2015. The show has lasted for a total of seven seasons and 88 episodes so far. “Jay Leno’s Garage” wrapped up its seventh season at the end of October.Starting in 2021, Leno is also the new host of the “You’ve Got Your Life” revival.