Jerry Seinfeld says Jay Leno ‘doesn’t want sympathy’ after suffering severe burns in car fire

Jerry Seinfeld has released a health update on Jay Leno.

Earlier this week, Leno was released from the Grossman Burn Center 10 days after suffering “severe” burns to his face from a car fire.

The former late-night host, 72, underwent surgery for severe burns he sustained when flames erupted while he was working on a classic car in his LA garage.

Seinfeld gave viewers an update on Leno’s health during his performance The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (November 24).

“I spoke to Jay yesterday. He’s doing great,” he said His field Star.

The comedian continued, “I’m on the phone with Jay… that’s how crazy Jay is, he’s completely crazy. He doesn’t want sympathy. You know how he is, he’s a beast mode. He’s like [American football running back] Marshawn Lynch.”

Seinfeld further recalled that when he asked Leno — who was in an incineration unit at the time — how he was doing, the TV personality asked about the weather.

Seinfeld continued, “He said, ‘I’m fine. I heard there was a lot of snow. Was there much snow in the east?’”

(West Hills Hospital)

“I said, ‘Jay, you’re in one [burn unit]. Who cares about snow? You’re in a hospital.’”

Host Jimmy Fallon informed his guest that Leno once hosted The Today Show in his eighties with a broken leg.

“He’s the toughest guy in the world and he’s going to make a full recovery and it’s going to be great,” Seinfeld said.

Leno suffered burns to his face, hands and chest, which his plastic surgeon Dr. Grossman as second degree or near severe during a news conference last Wednesday (Nov. 16).

The hospital also released a photo of Leno showing injuries to his jaw, neck and hands.

Leno is famous for its extensive car collection, said to number around 180 cars and 160 motorcycles. Jerry Seinfeld says Jay Leno ‘doesn’t want sympathy’ after suffering severe burns in car fire


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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