A gasoline fire has caused “serious burns” to former “The tonight show” host Jay Leno, “theusainfo” reports. Leno said in a statement: “From a gasoline fire, I got some serious burns, but I’m fine.” He also said that he will be back on his feet in a week or two.
A fire erupted in Leno’s Los Angeles garage on Sunday, TMZ reported. According to reports, one of the cars burst into flames, leaving Leno with facial burns. As a result of his injuries, Leno was taken to the Grossman Burn Center.
People magazine was the first to report about news of Leno’s health. The injured comedian Leno was first scheduled to visit Las Vegas, on Sunday for a financial conference, but due to his facial burn injuries, he has to cancel his visit.
We were not able to get very many details from his family, but he is unable to travel due to a very serious medical emergency. There was no disclosure of how much burn injury Leno had on his body at the time; the only thing we knew for sure was that he was alive, so our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time.
Leno has been outspoken about his high cholesterol level for several years. Many fans assumed Leno was having a cholesterol issue when he reported a “serious medical emergency.” He encouraged his followers to get routine cholesterol checks in a video posted in 2019.
Leno said at the time, “There are a lot of people walking around like that. They’re just time bombs. “You have all your cholesterol, and you don’t even realize it until it’s too late.” If even one piece of dirt gets in the needle of the jet in your car, then there’s no gas coming through, and that’s how your heart works.
In 2009, Leno succeeded Johnny Carson as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show.” He previously hosted the show from 1992 to 2009. Conan O’Brien replaced Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” when Leno left to start his own NBC primetime talk show. In March 2010, NBC’s infamous decision to reinstate Leno as host of “The Tonight Show” was due to lousy ratings for both shows. After four more years on the late night show, Leno officially retired on February 6, 2014, and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon.
Aside from “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno launched “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC in 2015. Jay Leno’s Garage ended its seventh season at the end of October, after seven seasons and 88 episodes. Leno will also become the new host of the revival of “You Bet Your Life” in 2021.