Seems like Jay Leno had a little bit of a leg break earlier than returning to Las Vegas.
After solely months of existence A horrible burn accident within the facethe previous “Tonight Present” host received one other boo-boo: The comic broke a number of bones in a freak bike accident final week.
The subject got here when Las Vegas Overview Journal Leno, 72, questioned concerning the aforementioned fireplace incident, by which the comedy icon actually “roasted himself” whereas fixing his automobile’s gas line in his Las Angeles storage.
“That was the primary accident, okay?” stated the humorous man, who is ready to carry out on the Encore Theater for the primary time on March 31, in his first Vegas present because the November accident. “Then simply final week, I received off my bike. So I’ve a damaged collarbone. I’ve two damaged ribs. I’ve cracked knees.”
The catastrophe sparking controversy, Leno stated, occurred on January 17 whereas he was testing a 1940 Indian bike. The well-known transmission head reportedly smelled leaking gas—just like the primary accident—and determined to make a pit cease to analyze.
“So I turned onto a facet avenue and pulled right into a parking zone, and unbeknownst to me, somebody had a wire strung throughout the parking zone however no flag hanging from it,” the discuss present legend advised the outlet. “So, you recognize, I did not see him till it was too late. He simply surrounded me with garments, and along with his owl, he knocked me off my bike.”
In the meantime, “The bike saved going, and you know the way that works,” lamented Leno, who has reportedly saved quiet concerning the incident thus far due to the insane quantity of protection surrounding his flaming face fiasco. He did not wish to add extra gas to the fireplace, so to talk.
“, after you burn, you get this without spending a dime,” Leno joked. “Then, you are Harrison Ford, crashing planes. You simply wish to hold your head down (laughs).”
Fortuitously, it appears Leno’s accidents will not have an effect on his upcoming performances: “However I am nice!” the artist insisted. “I am nice, I am working. I am working this weekend.”
The bombshell report got here after Leno’s well-known accident in November, by which he was set on fireplace within the head whereas repairing a 1907 white steam automobile with buddy David Keelaki.
“The gas line was clogged, so I used to be underneath it,” the “Ted 2” star described. “It sounded clogged and I stated, ‘Blow some air via the road,’ and so he did.”
The gas line made a noise, Leno stated, “And out of the blue, growth, my face is filled with fuel.
“Then the pilot mild jumped out and my face was on fireplace,” he recalled.
The New York native was then transported to the Grossman-Bern Heart in Los Angeles, the place he was handled for third-degree burns to his face, chest and palms throughout a 10-day keep. Lino too Acquired pores and skin grafts And one other surgical process.
Fortuitously, Leno confirmed up To get well properly after the calamity. He even joked concerning the incident whereas standing on the Comedy & Magic Membership in Hermosa Seaside, California shortly after the fiasco.
“I by no means considered myself as a roast comic,” the previous discuss present host quipped. “We now have two specials tonight: common and further crispy.”