Jay Leno has been discharged from hospital after being treated for burns

Jay Leno has been discharged from hospital after being treated for burns

A picture of Jay Leno with the staff who took care of him after he was burned in a petrol fire has been shared online as he heads home to continue his recovery.


A week after being admitted for facial burns, comedian and car collector Jay Leno has left the hospital.

On November 14, Mr Leno suffered injuries to his face and hands, which several US publications attributed to a sudden gasoline fire that occurred while the 72-year-old was working on his 1907 white steam car – one of hundreds of vehicles depicted in the comic and former host of The Tonight Show has accumulated over the years.

In an uploaded image Facebook West Hills Hospital and Medical Center showed Mr Leno posing with the facility’s health workers – complete in his signature double denim – and revealed the extent of the comedian’s injuries.



Mr. Leno suffered second-degree burns to his chin, neck, chest and hands, which led to skin grafts and time in a hyperbaric chamber to increase oxygenation of his wounds and aid healing.

“I am pleased with Jay’s progress and am optimistic that he will make a full recovery,” said Dr. Peter Grossman in a media statement.



Above: Jay Leno and his 1907 white steam car.

In conversation with good morning america dr Grossman said that Mavis, Mr Leno’s 42-year-old wife, was by his side and acted “as well as can be expected from a woman who cares deeply about her husband.”

dr Grossman told the current affairs program Inner Edition He expected Mr Leno to have minimal scars in his recovery and said the comedian is likely to return to work in the near future.

“I’m learning about Jay right now, I don’t think it’s going to take months, I really think he’s the guy who just moves forward,” said Dr. Grossman.



Ben Zechariah

Ben Zachariah is a veteran Melbourne-based writer and motoring journalist who has worked in the automotive industry for over 15 years. Previously a truck driver, Ben completed his MBA in Finance in early 2021. He is considered an expert in the field of classic car investments.

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