What happens when you have a classic car and a part is damaged? You get a replacement, just like Jay Leno did following the November 2022 car fire which left him with “severe” third-degree burns to his face and head. “It’s a whole new ear,” said Jay, 72 Dana Carvey And David Pique on the March 29 episode of fly on the wall podcast. “When you get burned in a fire, the ears are like paper. They’re so thin they stick up.
Jay also spoke about the accident in January when he was knocked off his motorcycle after running into a wire that someone snagged a lot without a warning flag/marker. “I had a broken collarbone, I had two broken ribs and I had two cracked kneecaps because I got a clothesline on my motorcycle,” he told comedy peers . Jay joked that he was “a 72 year old guy and an 83 year old motorcycle. What could go wrong?”
In fact, it was the accident in November that resulted in Jay’s final trip to the hospital. While riding the classic motorcycle, he noticed that it was leaking gasoline. “I said, ‘…I don’t want to catch fire. Let me turn around. I turned around in a parking lot, and the guy had a wire across a parking lot but no flag. And the sun was there. And boom, it just hit me. It cut my face again. So I called my face guy. I say, ‘Listen, you know that face, you gave me that new face? I have to have it repaired. [He goes], ‘What did you do?’ I told him I drove over and he fixed it again.
Jay was dealing with a clogged fuel line on his 1907 white steam car when a leak resulted in the old Tonight’s show the host is doused with gasoline on the hands and face. “When you work with cars, you have a lot of accidents. But that’s more important than most,” he said in an interview in December. gasoline, but you also have a vaporizer which is heated by a pilot light to turn water into vapor.”
While under the car, Jay got his face full of gas and was too close to the car’s pilot light. The gas reacted with the spark, quickly engulfing it in flames. “It was exactly like my face was on fire. Maybe like the most intense sunburn you’ve ever had, it would be fair to say,” he explained. car maybe 10 seconds before [Jay’s friend, Dave Killackey] took me out. Longer than that, I could have lost my eye. I’m not a panicked guy, but I knew if I inhaled I could burn my lungs.
Jay was released from hospital on November 20, 2022. A day later, he was spotted wandering around town in a vintage blue Cadillac. His face and hands were still damaged from the incident, but he seemed to be in good spirits. Two weeks after the incident, he was performing at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
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