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Jay Leno suffers “serious burns” in gasoline fire

Jay Leno is recovering after being severely injured in a gasoline fire, the comic confirmed to CBS News.

On Monday, the previous “Tonight Show” host confirmed experiences of a latest medical emergency, saying he suffered “serious burns” from a gasoline fire. 

“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am OK. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet,” Leno stated in an announcement.

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Jay Leno in a 2018 file picture.

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TMZ reported that considered one of Leno’s automobiles erupted in flames on Sunday in his classic automobile storage in Burbank, leaving the comic with burns on the left aspect of his face — sparing his eyes and ears. 

Leno, 72, was taken to the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills for remedy.

“Jay wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment at the Grossman Burn Center for burns that he received to his face and hands from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend,” the Grossman Burn Center stated in an announcement. “He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his condition and well wishes.”

Burbank police issued an announcement to CBS Los Angeles saying they’re conscious of the media experiences however that the company “did not respond to the incident, were not requested, nor do we have any information about what took place, or injuries sustained.”

People reported that Leno was pressured to cancel a Sunday evening look at a monetary convention in Las Vegas. An e-mail despatched to attendees by organizers stated that Leno’s household didn’t present many particulars, “but there was a very serious medical emergency that is preventing Jay from traveling. All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”

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