Greater than three months after sustaining “severe burns” in a automobile fireplace final November, Jay Leno is able to debut his “model new face.” Showing on Wednesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Present, the 72-year-old comic quipped concerning the accident at his Burbank storage, which resulted in injury to his face, fingers, and chest.
“It’s unbelievable. What occurred, I used to be engaged on a automobile and I acquired a face stuffed with gasoline. And it caught fireplace. I had been consuming a Flamin’ Scorching Dorito after I bit into it. It set my face on fireplace,” Leno joked. “All third diploma burns. It was fairly unhealthy.”
When Clarkson remarked that “you may’t inform in any respect,” he replied: “You assume there’d be a zipper right here or one thing,” gesturing to his jawline. “However, no. Just for the second time in my profession am I the brand new face of comedy. I acquired it as soon as within the ‘80s ,and now I get it once more.”
TMZ first reported the accident, which occurred on November 12 when flames erupted from a classic automobile in Leno’s storage “with out warning.” Leno was engaged on a steam engine when the fireplace broke out, and the previous Tonight Present host sustained second- and third-degree burns. “I acquired some severe burns from a gasoline fireplace. I’m okay,” he stated in a assertion to Selection. “Simply want every week or two to get again on my ft.” Leno’s restoration included a 10-day stint within the Grossman Burn Heart, the place he obtained two pores and skin grafting surgical procedures and hyperbaric oxygen remedy for his illnesses, in line with Deadline.
Leno first spoke concerning the accident in-depth final December, telling Individuals that “while you work with vehicles, you have got a number of accidents,” however admitting that the November incident was “larger than most.” Alongside his longtime pal Dave Killackey, Leno was making an attempt to unclog a gas line within the undercarriage of his 1907 White steam automobile. “With a steam automobile, you have got gasoline, however you even have a vaporizer, which is heated by a pilot gentle to show water into steam,” he advised Individuals. Leno reportedly pushed air into the gas line to attempt to unclog it, leading to “a face stuffed with gasoline.”
Solely two months later, Leno landed himself in a severe bike accident when he “acquired knocked off” his classic bike on January 17, as he advised the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal. He sustained a damaged collarbone, two damaged ribs, and two cracked kneecaps. Leno stated that he didn’t initially wish to disclose the extent of his accidents so quickly after the gasoline fireplace. “You already know, after getting burned up, you get that one at no cost,” he joked. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You simply wish to maintain your head down.”
Including insult to his numerous accidents, Leno’s CNBC actuality present Jay Leno’s Storage, which started on the community in 2015, was canceled in January amid reported firm restructuring. The collection finale debuted in late October of final 12 months, simply weeks earlier than Leno’s accident.