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Jay Leno Badly Burned In Car Fire!

Jay Leno Burned Car Fire

UPDATE 5:20 P.M. PST: Jay is okay!

The Tonight Show host released a statement to People on Monday about his burns, reassuring fans:

“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

The Burbank Fire Department confirmed the fire but didn’t offer an official explanation. However, one of Jay’s employees told Access Hollywood the comic was working on a steam car when he was sprayed by gas that caught fire. Scary!

Aimee Bennett, a spokesperson for the Grossman Burn Center, also gave a statement:

“Jay wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment … for burns that he received to his face and hands from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend. He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his condition and well wishes. [He] wants to let everyone know he is doing well and is in ‘the best burn center in the United States.'”

Sounds like he’s in good hands at least!

One of the most famous faces on the planet has been badly injured!

Jay Leno is being treated at a burn center after a serious accident on Sunday, according to TMZ. The outlet reports that one of the cars in his LA garage burst into flames on Sunday, for reasons which have yet to be determined. We don’t know if Jay was fixing the car at the time or if he just rushed in to fight the fire, but sources claim he was badly burned in the incident — specifically the left side of his face. Thankfully, the insiders tell the outlet, the fire did not breach his eye or ear.

He is in unknown condition after being admitted to the Grossman Burn Center, known as the largest and most comprehensive burn center in the world. They specialize in both the treatment of acute burns and plastic surgery to repair permanent damage.

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Jay is known best for his work on late night TV, but the Tonight Show host’s lifelong passion has been cars. His collection includes over 180 exotic automobiles, including everything from antiques to futuristic prototypes. It’s unclear what kind of car caught fire or why.

The comedian has canceled all his bookings for at least the next week. He was scheduled to appear at a conference for The Financial Brand later that same day; organizers were told only that there was a “very serious medical emergency.”

Wishing Jay a full recovery!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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