Jay Leno is, of class, most nicely-recognized for becoming a former host of the Tonight Demonstrate and a comic. But he is also arguably a single of America’s most popular motor vehicle fanatics/collectors — and he even hosts a Tv set display on CNBC spotlighting his automotive passions.

He was apparently functioning on 1 of his vehicles when he was burned in a fireplace this weekend in Los Angeles.

“I obtained some severe burns from a gasoline fireplace. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get again on my ft,” the 72-calendar year-previous Leno said in a statement to NBC News. He was reportedly hospitalized as of this afternoon.

In accordance to reviews, a flash fire burned Leno’s confront as he wrenched on one of his vehicles, and he was taken to Grossman Melt away Heart in West Hills.

A source advised NBC News that Leno was “physically Ok” but had experienced “some problems”.

Leno canceled a scheduled efficiency in Las Vegas on Sunday, as properly as any situations he had scheduled for this week. I don’t know if that incorporates any Los Angeles Vehicle Present situations — automakers typically get celebs to choose element in new-motor vehicle launches for the duration of the demonstrate week. Leno may well also have been attending situations without having fanfare — a handful of yrs back I spotted Leno standing quietly from across the place during a Jaguar Land Rover occasion for the duration of LA present week. He apparently snuck out before the mob of media and JLR staff discovered his presence.

It truly is a bummer that a person of the greatest car guys will be paying out the media-working day portion of the clearly show recovering from his burns, but I am happy it seems like he’ll be high-quality.

[Image: Jay Leno’s Garage]

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