Jay Leno was rushed to the hospital after being seriously burned in a gasoline fire

Jay Leno, fire, injury

Late-night legend and car enthusiast Jay Leno is being rushed to the hospital for severe burns after a gasoline fire erupted in his Los Angeles garage. Thankfully, Leno is in good spirits and can speak after the incident. When asked for comments by Deadline, Leno told the outlet, “I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

According to TMZ, Leno was in his garage on Sunday when one of his cars burst into flames. He was rushed to a burn center, where he’ll be treated for his injuries. Leno is in stable condition after the event. Initially, reports said Leno was being treated for a “serious health emergency,” but now we know the nature of his situation and that he’s on the mend.

“His family was not able to provide us very many details, but there was a very serious medical emergency that is preventing Jay from traveling,” said an email obtained by People from The Financial Brand. “All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”

Leno hosted The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009, when Conan O’Brien replaced him. After leaving the late-night scene in his rearview, Leno launched CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage, which aired its season 7 finale at the end of October. Leno also hosts the syndicated game show revival You Bet Your Life.

We here at JoBlo would like to extend our warmest well-wishes to Mr. Leno and look forward to his swift recovery. Life comes at you quickly, and accidents can and do happen in the blink of an eye. We are relieved to hear Mr. Leno is in stable condition and on the road to recovery. Rest up and get well, good sir.

Source: TMZ

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