Jay Leno reveals burns from a fire he got out of the hospital
Jay Leno was released from the hospital Monday after spending 10 days at the Grossman Burn Center after receiving multiple surgeries for third-degree burns to his face and hands from a fire in his Burbank garage.
Doctor Peter Grossman told Fox News Digital, “I’m pleased with Jay’s progress, and I’m optimistic he’ll make a full recovery.”
The former late-night talk show host suffered “significant burns to his face and hands” as well as scars on his chest when flames erupted while he was working under one of his cars on Saturday, November 12.
“Jay would like to let everyone know how grateful he is for the care he has received, and he is very grateful for all the well wishes,” the Grossman-Byrne Center released in a statement.
Jay Leno’s doctor provides an update after he suffered serious burns in a gasoline fire
“He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a great holiday.”
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Leno smiled as he stood next to a few team members at the center in West Hills who helped with recovery efforts before heading home.
During a press conference last week, Grossman said Leno was in great spirits while he was undergoing treatment, and was handing out cookies to the kids.
“We are very happy to have him on our team,” said the doctor. He added that while Leno’s injuries are “severe, his condition is good”.
Burbank Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Burke released a report on the incident to Fox News Digital which revealed that officials responded to an “emergency medical call” on Saturday, November 12 at 12:28 p.m.
Leno said in a statement to Fox News Digital shortly after the accident, “I was seriously burned from a gasoline fire. I’m fine. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
Guy had at least two surgeries while at the burn center, one of which was a “surgical excision and graft”.
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“He seems like a gentleman who doesn’t really want to do a great deal of this,” Grossman said during a news conference last week. “He wants to get back to work, that’s what he’s doing. I had to tell him he needs to back off a bit and these things take time.
“I feel like he’ll be back in action sometime soon.”
Leno has always been a connoisseur of car culture. He worked as a mechanic while rising through the ranks as a stand-up comedian, and now owns over 280 unique cars.
The impressive collection of rare, vintage, and vintage cars is said to be worth anywhere from $50 million to $100 million, but estimates vary due to predictions on what some rare cars can sell for.
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