Jay Leno has third-degree burns to his face and might have pores and skin grafts after a storage hearth the place considered one of his vehicles erupted in flames, a supply near the comic informed NBC Information on Tuesday.
In keeping with the supply, the previous “Tonight Present” host was fixing a clogged gasoline line on a classic automotive on Saturday at his storage in Burbank, California. There was a gasoline leak and gasoline sprayed on his face earlier than a spark triggered the hearth.
Leno was burned on the left facet of his face and his palms, mentioned the supply, who noticed him on Saturday after the incident.
Leno was taken by ambulance first to a hospital in Burbank, then despatched to the Grossman Burn Middle in Los Angeles the place he stays. He is receiving hyperbaric remedy, an oxygen remedy that “can speed up burn wound therapeutic,” in line with the Grossman Burn Middle’s web site.
“Jay is simply going by way of the conventional procedures. They put him into the hyperbaric. It’s only a matter of time,” the supply mentioned, including that the hyperbaric remedy is “one thing he has to do on a regular basis.”
The 72-year-old comic was meant to be in St. Louis and Denver this weekend, however all his occasions for the subsequent two weeks have been canceled to prioritize his therapeutic.
“I don’t assume he might be performing for at the very least two weeks,” the supply mentioned, including that it may very well be even longer. “We’re canceling just about all occasions for him.”
Whereas docs say that Leno won’t be leaving the burn middle quickly, the supply is hopeful and would not consider he’ll keep there by way of Thanksgiving.
“Jay is the form of man that’s that likes to rise up and go however they should deal with him,” the supply mentioned. “In different phrases, some folks that have burns within the physique, they’ll’t transfer. However Jay bodily, under his chin or under his shoulders, he’s nice. I don’t assume he’ll wish to be laying there for that lengthy.”