Just hours after it was revealed Jay Leno was seriously injured in a fire while he was working inside his car garage, the longtime host and collector is speaking out for the first time since the incident.
In a statement offered to People, the 72-year-old said, “I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire,” he said in a statement. “I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
People further revealed that the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on November 12. First responders treated Leno on the scene and transported him to a “local emergency department.” A spokesperson for Grossman Burn Center confirmed that they were treating Leno for his injuries.
“Jay wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment … for burns that he received to his face and hands from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend,” the spokesperson, Aimee Bennett said.
“He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his condition and well wishes. [He] wants to let everyone know he is doing well and is in ‘the best burn center in the United States.'”
While it has yet to be confirmed how the fire started, one of Leno’s employees, George Swift, told Access Hollywood that Leno was “sprayed by the gas that caught fire” while he was working on a “steam car.”
As Mamas Uncut originally reported, Jay Leno has been forced to cancel appearances after he was seriously injured in a devastating accident.
Jay Leno Cancels Appearance After Being Seriously Injured in Scary Accident
According to TMZ, Jay Leno has reportedly been rushed to a California burn center after suffering serious burns to his face. TMZ reports that Jay was in the garage where he stores his luxury car collection when one of the vehicles burst into flames.
A source with knowledge of the accident told TMZ that the flames burned the left side of Leno’s face. Thankfully, the flames reportedly did not injure his ear or eye.
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While Jay Leno is known for many things, he perhaps is most known for his love of cars and his extensive collection. In his recent role on Last Man Standing, his character played homage to his hobby.
His prognosis has not yet been confirmed. This is an ongoing story.
Mamas Uncut will continue to update it as information becomes available.
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