Iconic TV host Jay Leno has confirmed he suffered “severe burns” and was taken to hospital following a petrol fire after a car in his luxury LA garage caught fire on Sunday.
The former Tonight Show host, 72, was in his Los Angeles garage when one of his cars “burst into flames without warning” – with sources telling the publication the blaze burned the left side of the star’s face.
In a statement, Leno said: ‘I suffered some serious burns from a petrol fire. I’m okay. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.’
The host of Jay Leno’s Garage was taken to the burn unit at the Grossman Burn Center according to TMZ, with his eye and ear unaffected by the fire.
he canceled a show in Las Vegas on Sunday after organizers revealed he suffered a “serious medical emergency.”
An email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People read: ‘His family could not give us many details, but it was a very serious medical emergency that prevents Jay from traveling.
Iconic TV host Jay Leno, 72, confirmed he suffered serious facial burns and was hospitalized after a car in his garage caught fire on Sunday.
In a statement, Leno said: ‘I suffered some serious burns from a petrol fire. I’m okay. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet”
He joined President Biden at the National Security Agency training site to discuss hot-rodding and the future of electric cars earlier this year
The star has more than 180 vehicles including exotic cars, hypercars and museum artifacts
“All we know is that he’s alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”
It is understood Leno has called off his engagement for the week as a precaution, after being taken to hospital.
Jay Leno’s Garage posted a photo of the host posing inside his garage with three of his extensive car collections yesterday on Instagram.
The star has more than 180 vehicles including exotic cars, hypercars and museum artifacts, according to US News & World Report.
His collection includes vehicles that are both affordable and accessible, and the host of Jay Leno’s Garage has an affinity for motor vehicles.
it is unclear which of the vehicles may have broken down and caused the fire at his property.
In 2019, he opened up about his battle with high cholesterol after he was shown a scan of a blockage in his heart.
Leno – whose eye and ear were not affected by the fire – has been taken to the burn unit at the Grossman Burn Center
The former Tonight Show host missed an appearance at a financial conference — with an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People confirming the star is unwell
The star has an extensive collection of cars and was working on one at the time of the incident
Leno enjoys showing off his extensive collection of cars, which are kept in pristine condition in his garage – with this pair of Buick Roadsters being his first cars when he moved to LA
Pictured with wife Mavis in 2013, the star has an impressive car collection of more than 180 vehicles
In collaboration with Cholesterol 911, he urged others to review their lifestyles.
He said; “We really want people to see the connection, because a lot of people don’t realize high cholesterol – and if you’ve had a heart attack or stroke, you increase your risk of another one.
“It’s like an earthquake, it might not destroy the house, but it really weakens the structure.”
‘There’s a lot of people walking around like that, they’re just time bombs. You have all this cholesterol, you don’t realize it until it actually hits, you know?
“It’s like in a car, if even a bit of dirt gets into the eye of the jet and crashes and no more gas comes through. And that’s what happens to your heart.’
He has previously described taking medication and using a portable EKG machine that monitors his heart rhythm and detects irregular heartbeats.
Leno added: ‘I’m not one of those guys. I don’t run five miles a day and do stuff like that.
“Hopefully I appeal to like-minded people, which is probably the majority of the population, who would like to do more but not if it sounds like a pain.
A Mercer Type 35J ‘Raceabout’ was the first mass-produced dual-purpose sports/racing car produced before the WW1 era and will set you back nearly $1 million and is part of Jay Leno’s extensive car collection
The star was joined by Joe Biden on an episode of his show in October, where the thrill-seeking president pushed his beloved Corvette to over 100 mph during drag racing
Biden also appeared on Leno’s car-centric television show while he was vice president, in October 2016
“But this is no pain, it’s really simple. You go to the doctor, it’s a quick visit, he can tell you what you need to do.’
The star was joined by Joe Biden on an episode of his show in October, where the thrill-seeking president pushed his beloved Corvette to over 100 mph during drag racing.
Biden and Leno reunited this summer, driving their 1967 Corvette Stingray around the James J. Rowley Secret Service training facility in Beltsville, Maryland.
The president whizzed around at mind-boggling speeds of 118 mph in front of the camera, while admitting he missed being able to drive around himself while living in the White House.
Biden also appeared on Leno’s car-centric television show while he was vice president, in October 2016.
The president, who often discusses his love of cars, competed against Colin Powell in that episode – before he died last October aged 84.
In 2016, Powell lost the race to Biden, and Michael, 59, said he intended to avenge his father — saying he would “make the stand.”
Michael drove a 2015 Corvette with a 455 horsepower V8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, worth $55,000.
Biden raced him in his $150,000 1967 Stingray, with 350 horsepower and a four-speed manual transmission.
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