Jay Leno is reportedly recovering from a motorbike accident final week that left him with a number of damaged bones simply months after he sustained severe burns in a hearth that broke out in his Los Angeles storage.
Chatting with the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal, the comic and discuss present host revealed that he was knocked off his bike on Jan. 17 in an incident that left him with a damaged collarbone, two damaged ribs and two cracked kneecaps.
“However I’m OK!” Leno, 72, reportedly advised the outlet. “I’m OK, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.”
The previous “Tonight Present” host mentioned he had been engaged on a classic bike and was testing the car out when he observed the odor of leaking gasoline.
“So I turned down a facet road and minimize by means of a car parking zone, and unbeknownst to me, some man had a wire strung throughout the car parking zone however with no flag hanging from it,” Leno advised the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal. “So, you recognize, I didn’t see it till it was too late. It simply clothesline me and, growth, knocked me off the bike.”
“The bike stored going, and you understand how that works out,” he mentioned.
Representatives for Leno didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from NBC Information.
The comic reportedly mentioned he hadn’t mentioned the bike accident publicly but as a result of overwhelming protection of his restoration from his burn accidents sustained in November.
Leno suffered severe burns to his fingers and chest and third-degree burns to his face after his classic automotive erupted in flames on Nov. 12 in his Los Angeles storage.
In an unique interview on NBC’s “TODAY” present, Leno advised Hoda Kotb that he had been engaged on his classic 1907 White Motor Co. steam-powered automotive with a pal when he observed that the car’s gasoline line was clogged.
Leno mentioned he had gotten beneath the car to attempt to repair it. “And I mentioned, ‘Blow some air by means of the road,’” he recalled. “Then out of the blue, growth, I bought a face stuffed with gasoline. After which the pilot gentle jumped, and my face caught on fireplace.
“My pal pulled me out and jumped on high of me and type of smothered the fireplace,” Leno mentioned.
The comic was taken by ambulance to a hospital after which despatched to the Grossman Burn Middle in Los Angeles, the place he obtained hyperbaric remedy, an oxygen remedy that “can speed up burn wound therapeutic,” in line with the Grossman Burn Middle’s web site.
Regardless of the severity of his accidents, Leno returned to doing stand-up simply weeks after the incident. And even after sustaining additional accidents this month, the comic seems undeterred, as he prepares for a venue debut at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for a present billed for March 31.