Car caught fire: Talk show icon Jay Leno suffered severe burns

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The car catches fireTalk show icon Jay Leno suffered severe burns

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno was seriously injured in the accident. He was taken to a burn clinic.

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“I suffered severe burns in a gasoline fire”: host Jay Leno. (archive image)

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It takes him a week or two to

It takes him a week or two to “get back on his feet,” Leno said.

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A car enthusiast was injured in his garage when his car caught fire.

A car enthusiast was injured in his garage when his car caught fire.

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American talk show icon Jay Leno suffered severe burns in the accident. “I suffered severe burns in a gasoline fire,” the former Tonight Show host told Variety magazine on Monday. “I’m fine. I need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

Celebrity portal “TMZ” previously reported that a 72-year-old man suffered severe facial burns on Sunday when his car caught fire in his garage in Los Angeles. Leno is known as a car enthusiast and has a large collection of vintage vehicles. According to “TMZ”, the presenter was taken to a clinic specializing in burns. So the flames didn’t hit his eyes.

The stand-up comedian took over NBC’s legendary talk show “The Tonight Show” from host Johnny Carson in 1992. He hosted the show with one hiatus until 2014, when he was replaced by comedian Jimmy Fallon. From the following year, he hosted the car show “Jay Leno’s Garage”.

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