Jay Leno explains accident that led to third-degree burns


Comic Jay Leno lately appeared on the “Immediately” present to debate the accident that left him with burns on his face, chest, and fingers.

Leno was injured when flames erupted whereas engaged on his 1907 White Steam Automobile on Nov. 12. He stayed on the Grossman Burn Heart for 10 days for therapy of third-degree burns and was launched Nov. 22, with medical doctors anticipating him to make a full restoration.

The previous “Tonight Present” host defined the occasions of the accident in an interview with “Immediately” present host Hoda Kotb, which airs in full Dec. 14. Leno mentioned he was engaged on the White with buddy Dave Killackey when the accident occurred. 

“The gas line was clogged so I used to be beneath it,” Leno mentioned within the interview. “And I mentioned, ‘Blow some air by means of the road,’ and so he did.”

“Abruptly, growth, I bought a face stuffed with fuel,” Leno continued, “After which the pilot mild jumped and my face caught on fireplace.” Steam automobiles use a pilot mild to ignite their gas, which is used to warmth water in a boiler, turning it into steam to propel the car.

Killackey pulled Leno out from underneath the automobile and smothered the hearth. The comic was then rushed to the hospital with what Killackey described within the interview as “horrific” burns. Killackey known as 911, and medical doctors advised him to go to a burn heart, however he drove dwelling as an alternative. He then went to the burn heart.

Jay Leno with a Ferrari S90

Jay Leno with a Ferrari S90


Leno wasn’t involved about any everlasting beauty harm. “While you appear to be me you do not actually fear about what you appear to be, ” he mentioned. “If I am George Clooney, that is going to be an enormous downside, however they mentioned it could be alright.”

Some reconstruction was required, together with round one ear, however Leno famous that medical doctors “saved all the authentic elements.” He additionally spent eight hours a day in a hyperbaric chamber as a part of the therapy, which he described as a “glass coffin.”

Within the interview, Leno appears to be like to be totally healed. Pictures proven by the “Immediately” present through the interview present the extent of the harm at its worst.

After his keep within the burn heart, Leno was capable of resume his routine of public appearances and standup comedy after being launched.

“The most costly a part of the operation was the gasoline,” he quipped. “We’re in California! It is seven bucks a gallon!”


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