Jay Leno just can’t seem to catch a break.
Well, at least a break in bodily injury, because he’s definitely caught a break in several of his bones.
Jay Leno Involved In Gnarly Motorcycle Accident
Months after being rushed to the hospital for third-degree burns to his face, neck and hands, the ex ‘Late Night’ host was back in the hospital for multiple broken bones.
Can you believe it?!?
His latest injuries come from yet another vehicle accident.
Leno was riding his motorcycle when he got knocked off it and sustained a broken collarbone, knee caps and ribs.
He had been testing a 1940 Indian motorcycle when he noticed the scent of leaking gas.
Leno Suffered Several Broken Bones Throughout His Body
Oh lord, history repeating itself.
Leno pulled over into a parking lot when he was close lined by a wire in the lot.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review- Journal, Leno laughed when asked how he was doing following his November 2022 steam car accident.
“It’s so funny you should say that,” Leno said.
He touched on his 1900s steam car explosion which burned his face, neck and hands.
MotorcycLe Accident Occurred Two Months After Steam Car EXPLOSION
“That was the first accident. OK?” he noted. “Then just last week, I got knocked off my motorcycle. So I’ve got a broken collarbone. I’ve got two broken ribs. I’ve got two cracked kneecaps.”
The accident occurred on January 17th, and the veteran TV personality reassured fans that he’s A-OK!
“So, 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 clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike. The bike kept going, and you know how that works out.”
It appears the former late-night talk-show host is built “FORD TOUGH,” because he hasn’t missed a beat. He’s planning to return to work this weekend.
Leno wanted to keep this accident on the DL due to the media coverage his November accident and subsequent recovery garnered.
Leno Didn’t Want This Accident Getting Too Much Media Attention
“You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free,” he said. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You just want to keep your head down.”
The car enthusiast and fanatic will return to Las Vegas in March to perform for the first time since his 2022 accident.
Leno publicly spoke out about the November steam car explosion in December.
“When you work with cars, you have a lot of accidents,” the 72-year-old admitted. “But this is bigger than most.”
Leno was rushed to Grossman Burn Center where he underwent skin graft surgery and was put into a hyperbaric chamber.
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.”
Inside Edition got an exclusive look into Leno’s recovery and spoke to his doctor.
When talking about the vintage car he was working on, Leno said, “With a steam car, you have gasoline, but you also have a vaporizer which is heated by a pilot light to turn water into steam.”
He continued to describe the horrific scene of the accident.
“I got a face full of gasoline,” Leno recalled. “I knew how close I was to the pilot light and I thought ‘Uh oh.'”
He described it as the most “intense sunburn” he’s ever had.
“It felt exactly like my face was on fire,” Leno recalled. “Maybe like the most intense sunburn you’ve ever had, that’d be fair to say.”
The former ‘Tonight Show’ host said he knew he had to close his eyes and mouth as to not “scorch” his lungs or lose an eye.
“I was under the car maybe 10 seconds before Dave pulled me out. Any longer than that I could have lost my eye,” Leno detailed.
The TV personality smothered his face into his friend Dave’s work shirt until the flames on his face and body subsided.
Paramedics arrived on scene within minutes and he was rushed to the hospital.