Pray: Jay Leno Injured in Motorcycle Accident Months After Sustaining Burns In Garage Fire

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Pray: Jay Leno Injured in Motorcycle Accident Months After Sustaining Burns In Garage Fire

By Movieguide® Staff

TV personality Jay Leno revealed that just months after sustaining burns from a garage fire he crashed while riding his motorcycle. 

The former late-night host shared that he broke his collarbone, two ribs, and two cracked kneecaps after he “got knocked off” one of his motorcycles. 

The accident occurred when he decided to pull over to investigate the scent of leaking gas. 

“I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it,” he explained. “So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clothesline me and, boom, knocked me off the bike. The bike kept going, and you know how that works out.

“But I’m okay!” Leno laughed. “I’m okay, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.”  

The incident happened so soon after the garage fire that Leno said he didn’t want to publicly announce what had happened.

“You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free,” he joked. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You just want to keep your head down.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the fire in Leno’s garage:

After surviving a dangerous car fire, Jay Leno might need skin grafts to repair his third-degree burns. 

The accident took place on Sunday, while Leno was working on a 1907 White Steam Car in his Los Angeles garage. A fuel leak and simultaneous spark caused the freak fire to start. 

Leno is famous for his love of cars — his collection boasts over 180 cars, from exotic cars to museum-grade artifacts. 

The former talk show host is currently in a burn center in Los Angeles, where he is expected to remain for the next five to ten days.

Leno credits his friend Dave for saving his life, saying he jumped on him and smothered the flames. He sustained serious burns on his hands and face, but his eyes and ears are uninjured. 

Leno assured fans he was doing okay in a statement, saying, “I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am OK. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

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