LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after undergoing surgery for serious burns, Jay Leno is now contending with a number of broken bones after being knocked off a motorcycle.
Comedy star and ex-comedian “Tonight Show”Host told me a Las Vegas Review-JournalColumnist Thursday said that he had broken his collarbone, two ribs, and fractured his kneecaps Jan. 17.
Both the November garage fire, and January’s wreck were a result of his love for old cars. In a gas fire, while fixing the fuel line to a vintage vehicle, he sustained burns to his head and face. It was a motorcycle from a past decade.
Then he told them. Review-Journal‘s John Katsilometes he was testing a 1940 motorcycle when he noticed the scent of leaking gas.
“So I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it,” Leno, 72, said. “So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late.”
He insisted he was OK and would even be working this weekend, adding that the intense coverage of the November fire made him reluctant to say anything in the days since last week’s accident.
Leno took over NBC’s TonightIn 1992, Johnny Carson was made long-time host. He was succeeded by Conan O’Brien in 2009, but NBC got cold feet when the show’s ratings dropped and brought Leno back as host in 2010. He continued in his job until Jimmy Fallon succeeded him in 2014.
Leno transformed his obsession with cars into an NBC series. Jay Leno’s GarageShe hosts the revival of You Bet Your Life.
Although he spent nine days in hospital after the fire, he returned to stand up at a club in Southern California six days after being released. PeopleLast year, this was reported.
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