Jay Leno: US talk show legend suffers severe burns

Jay Leno
US talk show legend suffers severe burns

Jay Leno

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Jay Leno has suffered “serious burns”. But he will get back on his feet, says the US talk show host himself.

Jay Leno, 72, has apparently been seriously injured. However, the US talk show legend has confirmed that she is doing reasonably well given the circumstances. Leno was burned in an incident believed to have taken place in a Los Angeles garage.

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Gasoline ignited and “I suffered a few serious burns,” Leno confirmed to the US industry magazine “Variety”. “I’m okay,” assures the 72-year-old. It only takes him a week or two to get back on his feet.

The US celebrity portal “TMZ” had previously reported that a car allegedly went up in flames in the talk show host’s garage. Accordingly, he was allegedly injured in the face and the talk show host is in a facility specializing in burn injuries. First, the magazine “People” wrote that Leno had to cancel a planned participation in a conference in Las Vegas. There was a “very serious medical emergency”, which is why Leno could not travel, said in an email to the participants.

Leno is best known as the host of The Tonight Show. The comedian took over the role of talk show host from Johnny Carson in 1992 and ran the show until 2009. Leno was briefly followed by Conan O’Brien, 59, until the 72-year-old returned to the show in 2010 and moderated it until 2014. Since then, Jimmy Fallon, 48, has appeared on The Tonight Show.

Sources used: variety.com, tmz.com, people.com


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