Jay Leno is one tough dude! The retired late-night host, 72, just revealed that he was tending to several broken bones after a motorcycle accident on Jan. 17, 2023. It was just in Nov. 2022, that Jay was hospitalized for serious burns to his hands, arms, and face after a vintage car exploded into flames at his Los Angeles garage.
Jay told the Las Vegas Journal Review about his most recent incident on Ja. 27, 2023. He was left with “a broken collarbone, two broken ribs, and two cracked kneecaps” after falling off his bike. Jay assured fans he was fine, telling the paper, “But I’m OK!” and that he’d be “working this weekend.”
The star’s latest accident could have totally been avoidable. He explained how things went down, telling the LVJR, “So I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it. So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late.”
Things happened in an instant. “It just clothesline, me and, boom, knocked me off the bike,” he added. “The bike kept going, and you know how that works out.”
Jay admitted he kept his second injury quiet, in light of all the attention his burn incident received. In Nov. 2022, the star suffered burns while trying to repair a 1907 White Steam Car with a friend.
Talking about the incident with People in Dec. 2022, he said, “When you work with cars, you have a lot of accidents. But this is bigger than most.” Describing the pain, he later added, “It felt exactly like my face was on fire. Maybe like the most intense sunburn you’ve ever had, that’d be fair to say.”
Jay wasn’t letting either incident slow him down, however. After the fire, he was back on stage delivering jokes just a week after. And now the star is prepping for his debut at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, set to perform in Sin City for one special night only, on March 31, 2023.
Source link Hollywood star Jayson “Jay” Leno has suffered multiple broken bones after a motorcycle accident in California on Sunday afternoon.
Leno, the former host of The Tonight Show, was riding his motorcycle in Los Angeles when a collision occurred, according to authorities. The collision happened around 2 PM near a high school in Huntington Beach, according to reports.
The crash left Leno with multiple broken bones and lacerations, as well as a possible head injury. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition.
The 71-year-old comedian has long been an avid motorcycle enthusiast and his expertise in the field was well known.
In addition to hosting The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2014, Leno has appeared in numerous films including Entourage and Silver Linings Playbook, as well as a number of television shows such as Celebrity Apprentice. He is also well-known for his stand-up comedy and the Jay Leno Show, which he hosted from fall 2009 to Spring 2010.
The star is beloved by millions of fans around the world who now join in wishing him a full recovery. No further details about the accident have been released at this time.