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Jay Leno Reveals Brutal Burn Scars As He's Released From Hospital

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By MLC on November 21, 2022 at 3:57 PM EST

Jay Leno has been released from the hospital.

The veteran talk-show host proudly showed off his burn scars in a photo with hospital staff at the Grossman Burn Center.

Leno was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, November 13th.

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Jay Leno Is Out Of The Hospital

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The former ‘Tonight Show’ host sustained the injuries after an explosion occurred while working on a clogged fuel line on his 1907 White Steam car.

He underwent skin graft surgery last week. His doctor, Dr. Peter Grossman, explained he’s had skin grafts that are not his own, meaning skin the hospital had in its skin bank from donor skin.

The Grossman Burn Center shared a photo of the TV personality looking to be in good spirits upon being released from the hospital.

You can see from the photos his neck and chin are were badly burned, but his scars healing. His hands are also scarred up and discolored.

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Grossman Burn Center

Grossman Burn Center released a statement which read, “Jay would like to let everyone know how thankful he is for the care he received, and is very appreciative of all of the well wishes. He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.”

They added that Leno would receive follow-up care at their outpatient facility.

His medical treatment included spending time in a hyperbaric chamber.

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Leno Will Continue Treatment In Outpatient Therapy

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According to the FDA, hyperbaric oxygen therapy “involves breathing 100% (pure) oxygen while in a special space called a hyperbaric chamber. The air pressure inside is raised to a level that is higher than normal air pressure. The increased air pressure in the chamber helps the lungs collect more oxygen. Getting more oxygen to the tissues that need it can help the body heal and fight certain infections.”

New video footage shows Leno’s left arm wrapped in a white bandage up to his elbow while his entire right hand is wrapped up. His face is entirely wrapped in gauze.

Leno can be seen wearing a blue hospital gown and being chatty with his nurse attendant. He was animated and moving his hands in circular motion.

Inside Edition got an exclusive look into Leno’s recovery and spoke to his doctor.

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Leno’s doctor, Dr. Peter Grossman, spoke to IE and told them his “injuries are serious,” but he’s in “good condition.”

Dr. Grossman is the lead doctor at the famous Grossman Burn Center West Hills Hospital.

The TV personality did have to undergo a “grafting procedure” to replace areas of burned off skin. Dr. Grossman explained he’s had skin grafts that are not his own, meaning skin the hospital had in its skin bank from donor skin.

Leno Underwent Skin Graft Surgery

A skin graft is a patch of skin that is removed by surgery from one area of the body and transplanted, or attached, to another area, according to Mount Sinai.

“His injuries are serious, his condition is good,” Dr. Grossman said, adding that Leno “did well” during the first surgery.

The car enthusiast was in “good spirits.” He’s up walking around and even cracking jokes, according to his doctor. This week, he helped pass out cookies to patients in the burn center.

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