Jay Leno, 72, returns to the stage just days after suffering third-degree burns

Jay Leno has revealed he’s going back to performing – just days after he was released from the hospital following a horrific car fire that left him with third-degree burns.

The popular TV presenter, 72, was at his Los Angeles mansion on Saturday, November 12 when a vehicle caught fire without warning — with the star suffering facial burns and requiring skin graft surgery.

The star told the paparazzi who greeted him when he pulled over at a gas station on Tuesday that he was feeling great and has plans to drive the old car that caught fire next week because the car did nothing wrong.

he is back! Jay Leno revealed he would return to performing — just days after he was released from the hospital following a horrific car fire that left him with third-degree burns (pictured Tuesday)

The star also revealed that he will be taking to the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Comedy Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California, a place where he has performed weekly for three decades.

When the snapper suggested he take a break before the party, the star quipped, “Yeah, I need a BBQ!”

The star was released from the Grossman-Bern Center in Los Angeles on Monday after receiving treatment for 10 days.

“He has a very strong attitude. He’s a very strong individual,” Dr. Peter Grossman told ET about Leno’s recovery.

Road to recovery: The popular TV host, 72, was at his Los Angeles mansion on Saturday, November 12 when one of his vehicles caught fire without warning (he was pictured leaving the hospital on Monday)

Road to recovery: The popular TV host, 72, was at his Los Angeles mansion on Saturday, November 12 when one of his vehicles caught fire without warning (he was pictured leaving the hospital on Monday)

And he’s someone who’s really looking forward to moving on, to trying to find a way to get past this episode of his life and get back to what he usually likes to do, which is just be out there and have fun and be with people. I think at some point soon he’ll get there, but I had to tell him that for now, he needs to sit and take care of Jay.

Leno said a quick-thinking friend saved his life after a gasoline fire broke out in his luxury Los Angeles garage on Saturday as the late-night King once faced the prospect of needing skin grafts.

The former Tonight Show host, 72, was at his Los Angeles mansion when a vehicle caught fire without warning — with sources telling TMZ the left side of his face was burned.

Leno said in a statement: ‘I sustained serious burns from a petrol fire. I’m fine. I just need a week or two to get back on my feet.

He later told TMZ that it was his friend, Dave, who saved his life, by jumping on him and putting out the flames.

The host said he was fixing a clogged fuel line when gasoline was sprayed on his hands and face.

Leno was transferred to the burn ward He is at Grossman Burn Center according to TMZ, with his eye and ear unaffected by the fire. On Monday, Page Six reported that Leno may need skin grafts as a result of the burns.

The Club: The Comedy Club proudly plugged Leno's comeback gig

The Club: The Comedy Club proudly plugged Leno’s comeback gig

George Swift, a mechanic in the comedian’s personal garage, told ET that it was a steam car that sent Leno to the hospital.

It was a steam car. This vapor consists of gas. It was sprayed with gas, said Swift, a mechanic who works in the garage.

The employee continued, “He called me and told me there was a fire and that the fire department was coming.”

In a separate interview with Access Hollywood, Swift said Leno “is going to be just fine.” He added: Nothing life threatening. He’s in good spirits, but you know, it’s going to take some time.

The Burbank Fire Department also spoke with ET and confirmed that they were dispatched to Leno’s luxury garage around 12:30 PM Saturday to reports of a fire.

Upon arrival at the scene at the 3100 block of North Damon Road, an “adult male” was evaluated and treated.

Leno was taken to the local emergency room and then transferred to the Grossman Burn Center for further care.

A spokesperson for the medical center told People, “Jay wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment… for burns he received on his face and hands from a petrol accident in his garage over the weekend.”

And she continued, “He has a great sense of humor and is affected by all inquiries about his condition and wishes her well. [He] He wants to let everyone know he’s doing a good job and is at “the best burn center in the United States.” ”

The Burbank Police Department told DailyMail.com that they were not called to the scene of the fire.

In a statement, Leno said (in an Instagram snapshot yesterday): “I received serious burns from a gasoline fire.  I'm fine.  I just need a week or two to get back on my feet.

In a statement, Leno said (in an Instagram snapshot yesterday): “I received serious burns from a gasoline fire. I’m fine. I just need a week or two to get back on my feet.

Leno has previously shared details of his extensive collection on Barrons.com, and shared more details on how he gets so many old-school cars.

Steam cars, which he said were “reliable and dependable”, required a boiler to heat water into steam which was then used to drive a piston that turned the wheels of the car.

In 2021, 1906 Tonight Show veteran Stanley Steamer is pulled over for speeding on Interstate 405 in California.

Leno’s steam line-up includes “cars, stationary engines, and even a huge advanced steam tractor,” according to a 2021 story published by the Barrons.

Following the accident inside his garage on Saturday, he said He canceled a Las Vegas show scheduled for the following day after event organizers revealed he had suffered a “serious medical emergency”.

An email to attendees of the 2022 Forum from The Financial Brand and obtained by People read: ‘His family couldn’t give us many details, but there was a very serious medical emergency preventing Jay from travelling.

“All we know is that he is alive, so we are praying for him and his family tonight.” It is understood that Leno called off their engagement for the week as a precaution, after being hospitalized.

Jay Leno’s garage posted a photo of the host posing inside his garage with three of his extensive car collection yesterday on Instagram.

The star owns more than 180 vehicles including exotic cars, supercars, and artifacts, according to US News & World Report.

His collection includes vehicles that are both affordable and attainable, as the Jay Leno Garage host has a huge affinity for cars.

The Jay Leno Garage warehouse in Los Angeles where the accident that left Leno with serious burns occurred last Saturday

The Jay Leno Garage warehouse in Los Angeles where the accident that left Leno with serious burns occurred last Saturday

This isn’t the first time the star has put himself in danger with his beloved cars, as he was visibly shaken after being involved in a car accident while filming a CNBC show in 2016 with legendary stunt driver Bob Riggle.

Both ended upside down after Riggle lost control and the car flipped over, though neither was injured.

In 2019, he spoke about his battle with high cholesterol after a scan showed a blockage in his heart.

Working in conjunction with Cholesterol 911, urge others to reform their lifestyles.

He said; We really want people to see the connection, because a lot of people don’t realize high cholesterol — and if you’ve had a heart attack or stroke, you’re increasing your risk of having another.

“It’s like an earthquake, it may not destroy the house, but it certainly weakens the structure.”

The former Tonight Show presenter missed a financial conference appearance — with an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People confirming the star is in poor health

The former Tonight Show presenter missed a financial conference appearance — with an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People confirming the star is in poor health

There are so many people walking around like that, they’re just ticking time bombs. You’ve got all this cholesterol, you don’t realize it until you actually hit it, you know?

“It’s like a car, even if one piece of dirt goes into the eye of the plane’s needle, the boom goes off and there’s no more gas going through. And that’s what happens to your heart.”

He has previously explained in detail taking medications and using a portable ECG machine that monitors his heart rhythm and detects irregular heartbeats.

Leno added, “I’m not one of those guys. I don’t run five miles a day and do all that stuff.

I hope to attract like-minded people, which is probably the majority of the population, who want to do more but not if it seems like some kind of pain.

But this isn’t a pain, it’s really simple. You go to the doctor, it’s a quick visit, he can tell you what you need to do.

Joe Biden joined the star on an episode of his show in October, in which the thrill-seeking president pushed his beloved Corvette to more than 100 mph during a drag race.

Biden and Leno met this summer, driving his 1967 Corvette Stingray around the Secret Service’s James J. Rowley training facility in Beltsville, Maryland.

The president cruised at an astounding 118mph on camera, while admitting he missed being able to drive himself during his stay in the White House.

Biden also appeared on Leno’s auto-focused TV show when he was vice president, in October 2016.

The president, who talks a lot about his love of cars, raced Colin Powell on that episode—before his death in October of last year at the age of 84.

In 2016, Powell lost the race to Biden, and Michael, 59, said he intended to avenge his father — saying he would “determine the outcome.”

Michael was driving a 2015 Corvette with a 455-horsepower V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission, valued at $55,000.

Biden would race him in his $150,000 1967 Stingray, with 350 horsepower and a four-speed manual gearbox.

The star was pictured with his wife, Mavis, in 2013, and he boasts an impressive car collection of over 180 cars.

The star was pictured with his wife, Mavis, in 2013, and he boasts an impressive car collection of over 180 cars.

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