Jay Leno had to cancel his scheduled appearance at a financial conference in Las Vegas after suffering some “severe burns” from a car fire.
The 72-year-old former Tonight show host was scheduled to perform at the Financial Brand Forum on Sunday (November 13).
In a statement sent to diversity, Leno said, “I sustained some serious burns from a gasoline fire. i’m ok It only takes me a week or two to get back on my feet.”
In an email to attendees at the Vegas conference, organizers wrote: “His family has not been able to give us many details but there has been a very serious medical emergency preventing Jay from traveling.
“All we know is that he is alive so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”
TMZ reported today (November 14) that Leno was in his Los Angeles garage parking his cars when one of them suddenly burst into flames.
A source who claimed to have direct knowledge of the situation told the outlet that Leno was admitted to the Grossman Burn Center.
He was apparently admitted with burns on the side of his face.
The Independent reached out to Leno’s representative for comment.
Leno is famous for its extensive car collection, said to number around 180 cars and 160 motorcycles.
In 2015 he started his CNBC series Jay Leno’s garage which ran for seven seasons, with the final episode airing late last month.
From 1992 to 2009, Leno hosted NBC’s The Tonight Show, after succeeding former host Johnny Carson. He later left the show to start his own prime-time NBC talk show. The Jay Leno Showwhile Conan O’Brien took over the former.
However, ratings continued to plummet The Tonight ShowLeno was hired again as host in March 2010, where he stayed for another four years before Jimmy Fallon replaced him in 2014.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jay-leno-garage-car-fire-b2225314.html Jay Leno suffers ‘severe burns’ from garage fire