Fear and apprehension for Jay Leno. The famous American conductor, 72 years old, was hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center of Los Angeles after reporting “severe burns to face and hands” following an accident in the garage, a Burbank. According to the reconstruction of TMZ, the presenter – known collector of vintage car – was working on a car, when it suddenly caught fire.
“Yes, I have severe burns from a gasoline fire», confirmed Leno contacted by varietythen making sure to be out of danger. «I’m fine, I need a week or two to get back on my feet”. The dynamics of the episode are not yet clear, but according to what leaks from the USA the flames – close to left side of the face – they shouldn’t have interested neither eye nor ear.
At the helm of the Tonight Show for well twenty two yearsLeno has always farmed in parallel the passion for cars and motorcycles, which he personally buys and restores. He also owns several Italian carsincluding three Lamborghinis and numerous Lancias: in 2014, just after handing over the helm of his show to Jimmy Fallontook part in the Mille Miglia at the wheel of a Jaguar that belonged to James Scott-Douglas.
On more than one occasion the American star – who also has a very popular social page Jay Leno’s Garage – has auctioned a classic car or motorbike for charity: for example, to help the victims of 9/11, one of his Harley Davidson was sold for $360,000, while four years later he sold two more for $810,000 and $1.5 million for victims of the tsunamis in Asia and ofHurricane Katrina.
A true love for Leno. Which, while waiting to recover from the accident, he obviously has canceled all of his upcoming upcoming engagements.
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