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Jay Leno back behind the wheel after being burned when a vintage vehicle exploded in his face

Car fanatic Jay Leno was back behind the wheel in Los Angeles on Tuesday – 10 days after being badly burned when a vintage 1907 steam engine he was working in his storage on exploded in his face. 

The 72-year-old comic and former late night time TV host was headed to the studio, and revealed he will probably be back on stage this Sunday. 

Burn marks might be seen on his face and palms as he assured photographers ‘all the pieces’s okay,’ and joked ‘I would like barbecue’ as an alternative of relaxation.

It’s simply a day since Leno was launched from the Grossman Burn Center the place he was handled in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, used to assist therapeutic and forestall an infection. He suffered burns to his face, chest and palms when the engine exploded. 

His physician, Dr. Peter Grossman, has beforehand warned that the once-popular late-night host might endure from everlasting scarring as a outcome however mentioned in a assertion on Monday he’s happy with his progress after the star frolicked in an oxygen chamber. He added that he’s ‘optimistic’ that Leno ‘will make a full recovery,’ as he continues to obtain outpatient care.

Jay Leno was back behind the wheel in Los Angeles on Tuesday – 10 days after being badly burned when a vintage 1907 steam engine he was working in his storage on exploded in his face. Burn marks might be seen on his face and palms

The 72-year-old comedian and former late night TV host was headed to the studio - and revealed he will be back on stage this Sunday

The 72-year-old comic and former late night time TV host was headed to the studio – and revealed he will probably be back on stage this Sunday

Leno was hospitalized on November 12 following the fiery explosion at his garage, where he keeps a number of vintage cars as part of a collection

Leno was hospitalized on November 12 following the fiery explosion at his storage, the place he retains a variety of vintage automobiles as a part of a assortment

Jay Leno pulls up to his garage driving a 2002 Mercedes on Tuesday

Jay Leno pulls as much as his storage driving a 2002 Mercedes on Tuesday

Throughout the day,  Leno was seen whipping round in three totally different automobiles.

He first arrived in a 2002 Mercedes, which he jokingly agreed with a reporter is likely to be the latest automotive in his huge assortment.  

Later in the day the comic was noticed behind the wheel of a light-blue two-door vintage Maserati.

Finally, he was seen cruising round the neighborhood in a gray vintage Corvette.

Later in the day the comic was noticed behind the wheel of a light-blue two-door vintage Maserati

Jay Leno seen behind the wheel of a two-door vintage light-blue Maserati, days after his release from the hospital

Jay Leno seen behind the wheel of a two-door vintage light-blue Maserati, days after his launch from the hospital

Jay Leno was in high spirits as he drove up to his garage behind the wheel of a vintage Maserati on Tuesday

Jay Leno was in excessive spirits as he drove as much as his storage behind the wheel of a vintage Maserati on Tuesday

Leno informed photographers he was ‘hangin’ in’ and doing nicely. 

Asked whether or not he could be back on stage any time quickly, Leno mentioned he could be.

‘Yeah, I’ll be performing Sunday at Comedy and Magic membership Sunday,’ he mentioned. 

The venue’s web site lists the present as happening at 7pm that day.

When photographers inspired Leno to get some relaxation and get better, he fired back with a attribute joke.

‘Yeah, I would like barbecue,’ he mentioned. 

Leno was seen cruising round the neighborhood in a gray vintage Corvette

Comedia Jay Leno cruises by in a grey vintage Corvette on Monday

Comedia Jay Leno cruises by in a gray vintage Corvette on Monday

Leno was hospitalized on November 12 following the fiery explosion at his garage, where he keeps a number of vintage cars as part of a collection

Leno was hospitalized on November 12 following the fiery explosion at his storage, the place he retains a variety of vintage automobiles as a part of a assortment

Leno was left with burns to his hands (above), face and chest

Leno was left with burns to his palms (above), face and chest

The burn heart additionally famous: ‘Jay want to let everybody understand how grateful he’s for the care he obtained and may be very appreciative of all the nicely needs.

‘He is wanting ahead to spending Thanksgiving with his household and associates, and needs everybody a fantastic vacation.’

Leno was hospitalized on November 12 following the fiery explosion at his storage, the place he retains a variety of vintage automobiles as a part of a assortment.

George Swift, a mechanic in the comic’s personal storage, informed ET that it was a steam automotive that despatched Leno to the hospital. 

‘It was a steam automotive. This steam was made by gasoline. It obtained sprayed, as a gasoline,’ Swift, a mechanic who works at the storage, mentioned.  

‘He known as me, and he informed me there was a hearth and the hearth division is coming,’ the worker continued. 

The Burbank Fire Department then confirmed they have been dispatched to the late-night host’s house at round 12.30om that day, and when they arrived they assessed and handled ‘one grownup male.’

Leno was then transported to a native emergency room earlier than being transferred to the Grossman Burn Center for additional care.

A spokesperson for the medical heart informed People at the time that Leno ‘is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his situation and nicely needs.

‘He needs to let everybody know he’s doing nicely and is in “the best burn center in the United States.”‘  

Leno later issued a assertion himself, saying he ‘obtained some severe burns from a gasoline hearth.’

‘I’m okay,’ the former late-night host mentioned. ‘Just want a week or two to get back on my toes.’

He additionally informed TMZ that it was his good friend, Dave, who saved his life, by leaping on him and smothering the flames. 

The host mentioned that he was repairing a clogged gas line when he obtained sprayed on his palms and face with gasoline.   

Leno was working on a 1907 steam engine car (pictured) when it erupted into flames on November 12

Leno was engaged on a 1907 steam engine automotive (pictured) when it erupted into flames on November 12

The Grossman Burn Center announced on Monday that comedian Jay Leno, 72, has been released from the facility

The Grossman Burn Center introduced on Monday that comic Jay Leno, 72, has been launched from the facility

It shared a photo of him smiling with some of the medical staff who treated him for the past 10 days

It shared a photograph of him smiling with a few of the medical workers who handled him for the previous 10 days

WHAT IS A HYPERBARIC CHAMBER AND HOW IS IT USED?

A hyperbaric chamber is a highly-pressurized room or tube the place a affected person is given pure oxygen to breathe. 

The air strain in these chambers is thrice larger than regular strain outdoors. 

Lungs function on gasoline alternate, which occurs kind of effectively at totally different pressures. 

At this larger air strain, the lungs are in a position to take in extra oxygen than underneath regular circumstances. 

All the physique’s tissues require oxygen to reside and keep wholesome, so in a hyperbaric chamber the lungs take in extra oxygen which is then carried all through the physique to revive tissues which may be struggling or contaminated. 

Oxygen additionally assist to scale back irritation and encourage new blood vessels to develop. 

WHAT ARE HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS USED TO TREAT? 

Hyperbaric oxygen remedy is a confirmed therapy for decompression illness, a situation that some individuals develop after SCUBA diving, whereby the excessive strain of being deep underneath water causes nitrogen to kind in their blood vessels. 

This sometimes causes muscle and joint aches and fatigue, however in uncommon instances can show deadly. Hyperbaric oxygen remedy reverses the course of that permits the harmful nitrogen bubbles to kind. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, docs may advocate hyperbaric oxygen remedy for:   

  • Anemia, extreme
  • Brain abscess
  • Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gasoline embolism)
  • Burn
  • Decompression illness
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Crushing damage
  • Deafness, sudden
  • Gangrene
  • Infection of pores and skin or bone that causes tissue dying
  • Non-healing wounds, akin to a diabetic foot ulcer
  • Radiation damage
  • Skin graft or pores and skin flap prone to tissue dying
  • Vision loss, sudden and painless   

Although claims have been made that the remedy helps a entire hosts of different medical points, there may be solely scientific proof to assist the above makes use of. 

There is not vital cause to imagine it treats circumstances like fibromyalgia, despair or continual fatigue syndrome.  

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