Jay Leno Opens Up About Burn Injuries In Classic Stand-Up Fashion

Jay Leno, who sustained severe burns to his face, chest and arms when one in every of his classic vehicles caught fireplace final month, addressed the disaster for the primary time on Monday — in true comedian style.

“Eight days later, I had a brand new face,” Leno, the previous “Tonight Show” host who famously collects vehicles, advised The Wall Avenue Journal. “And it’s better than what was there before. But really, it was an accident, that’s all. Anybody who works with their hands on a regular basis is going to have an accident at some point.”

“If you play football, you get a concussion or a broken leg,” Leno continued. “Anything you do, there’s a risk factor. You have to joke about it. There’s nothing worse than whiny celebrities. If you joke about it, people laugh along with you.”

Leno, 72, spent 10 days within the Grossman Burn Middle in Los Angeles after a Nov. 12 gasoline fireplace in his dwelling storage.

He formally retired from “The Tonight Show” in 2014 and went on to host “Jay Leno’s Garage,” a CNBC sequence dedicated to his in depth assortment.

Leno at his expansive storage in Los Angeles.

Leno carried out a sold-out comedy membership present in Los Angeles on Nov. 27.

“I never thought of myself as a roast comic,” Leno joked to reporters as he arrived on the venue. “We have two shows tonight — regular and extra crispy.”

He wrote a column for the Journal about vehicles two years in the past. After his hospitalization, the paper requested him for an replace, revealed on Monday.

“He has new material from the accident,” the Journal wrote in its introduction to the up to date column.

Leno is scheduled to carry out two extra comedy membership exhibits in December.