US comedian Jay Leno injured in gasoline fire
Washington, Nov 15: Popular US comedian and show host, Jay Leno, had to receive treatment after part of his face was burned in a gasoline fire on Sunday.
"I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire,'' Leno said Monday in a statement to US magazine, Variety.
"I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet."
“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”https://t.co/RjcIFl1hFF— Variety (@Variety) November 14, 2022
Cause of fire not known
The cause and the circumstances of the fire are not immediately clear, although local media reported that the fire broke out in his Los Angeles garage, when one of his cars caught fire.
The 72-year-old personality was due to appear at a conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, but called it off because of a "serious medical emergency," according to People magazine.
Leno was the host of "The Tonight Show" which in its time was one of the country's most watched talk shows, pulling in millions of viewers each night during the prime time slot.
Leno hosts his own series called "Jay Leno's Garage" since 2015 and "You Bet Your Life" since 2021.