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 bought 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 in regards to the aforementioned hearth incident, by which the comedy icon actually “roasted himself” whereas fixing his automotive’s gas line in his Las Angeles storage.
“That was the primary accident, okay?” stated the humorous man, who is about to carry out on the Encore Theater for the primary time on March 31, in his first Vegas present for the reason that November accident. “Then simply final week, I bought 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 research.
“So I turned onto a aspect avenue and pulled right into a car parking zone, and unbeknownst to me, somebody had a wire strung throughout the car parking zone however no flag hanging from it,” the speak present legend instructed the outlet. “So, , 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 stored going, and you know the way that works,” lamented Leno, who has reportedly stored quiet in regards to 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 hearth, so to talk.
“You already know, after you burn, you get this free of charge,” 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 tremendous!” the artist insisted. “I am tremendous, 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 hearth within the head whereas repairing a 1907 white steam automotive with pal 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 by means of the road,’ and so he did.”
The gas line made a noise, Leno stated, “And immediately, increase, my face is filled with gasoline.
“Then the pilot mild jumped out and my face was on hearth,” he recalled.
The New York native was then transported to the Grossman-Bern Middle in Los Angeles, the place he was handled for third-degree burns to his face, chest and arms throughout a 10-day keep. Lino too Obtained pores and skin grafts And one other surgical process.
Fortuitously, Leno confirmed up To get well nicely after the calamity. He even joked in regards to 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 speak present host quipped. “We now have two specials tonight: common and further crispy.”