Jay Leno Out of Hospital After Surgery Following Gasoline Fire

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Jay Leno, 72, the famous American comedian, talk show host and host of his own show, Jay Leno’s Garage, posed for photographs with the staff of the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles on November 21. 

Leno was discharged from the burn center after having been injured in a serious explosion in his vintage car garage on November 12.

The hospital released a statement that Leno had finished his inpatient treatment and would follow-up as an outpatient with visits for burns on his face, hands and chest. 

Leno’s chief physician, Dr. Peter Grossman, said he was happy with Leon’s healing and was optimistic that the celebrity would make a full recovery, although it was yet to be seen if there would be scars.

Leno had two surgeries and skin grafting procedures while in the hospital.

The burns were sustained in Leno’s garage while he was working on a vintage car with a damaged fuel line. The explosion resulted from a gas leak, and a spark which ignited the blast which caused Leno’s burns. He was lucky that he had another person nearby who put the fire out and saved his life. 

The Burbank Fire Department press release said that the fire occurred at around 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 12.

Dr. Peter Grossman gave a statement after performing surgical excision and grafting on Leno, and told the media that Leno was in good condition. He said that even though his face had sustained deeper and more serious burns, he had not found any evidence of nerve damage.

Leno was a host of The Tonight Show for several years when the famous Johnny Carson left. He is one of the best-known TV personalities in the US. He left The Tonight Show to start his own car show, Jay Leno’s Garage, and has a huge car collection and fan following.

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