Jay Leno Suffers Broken Bones In Motorcycle Crash

Jay Leno is getting better after breaking several bones in a motorcycle accident last week. This happened just a few months after he got severely burned in a fire at his garage near Los Angeles.

The comedian and talk show host said on Friday that he was “clotheslined,” knocked off his motorcycle, and hurt in a crash on January 17 near where he stores his cars and motorcycles in Burbank, California. He had broken ribs and other injuries.

Leno said in an interview, “I broke my collarbone, a couple of ribs, and both kneecaps.” “But besides that, I’m fine.”

Jay Leno suffers broken bones in motorcycle crash
Jay Leno suffers broken bones in motorcycle crash

After the accident, his stand-up schedule was put on hold for a short time, and he had shoulder surgery.

The 72-year-old former host of “The Tonight Show” said he was working on an old motorcycle and taking it for a ride with its sidecar attached when he smelled gas. He said that he fixed the carburetor and went back to the garage.

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“So I go back and start cutting through a parking lot,” Leno said. “There was a wire between two poles that wasn’t well marked, and boom, it hit me in the neck, gave me a clothesline, and made me fall off my bike.”

The comedian first told his crash story to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He said he hadn’t talked about it before because his recovery from his November burns was getting so much attention.

Leno’s hands and chest were severely burned, and his face got third-degree burns when a classic car he owned caught fire in his garage on November 12.

According to duPont Registry, a marketplace and magazine for collectors of rare and classic cars, Leno keeps about 180 vehicles and 160 motorcycles in his Burbank garage, next to Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Leno told Hoda Kotb in an exclusive interview on NBC’s “TODAY” show that he and a friend were working on his 1907 White Motor Co. steam-powered car when Leno noticed the fuel line was clogged.

Leno said he had gone underneath the vehicle to try to fix it. “And I said, ‘Blow some air through the line,’” he recalled. “Then suddenly, boom, I got a face full of gas. And then the pilot light jumped, and my face caught on fire.

“My friend pulled me out and jumped on top of me and kind of smothered the fire,” Leno said.

The comedian was taken by ambulance to a hospital and then sent to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles, where he received hyperbaric treatment, an oxygen therapy that “can accelerate burn wound healing,” “can speed up the healing of burn wounds,” according to the center’s website.

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