Jay Leno breaks bones in motorcycle accident months after being burned in fire

US comedian Jay Leno suffered broken bones when he was thrown from a motorcycle two months after undergoing surgery for severe burns.

The former Tonight Show host told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that on Jan. 17 he fractured his collarbone and two ribs and cracked his kneecap.

The garage fire in November and the accident in January both stemmed from his passion for working on classic cars.

Unbeknownst to me, a guy had stretched a wire across the parking lot, but it didn’t have a flag hanging from itJay Leno

In November, he suffered burns to his face, hands and chest in a gasoline fire while repairing the fuel line of a vintage car in a garage.

Last week he was testing a 1940 motorcycle when he noticed the smell of leaking gasoline, he told the Review-Journal’s John Katsilometes.

“So I turned down a side street and crossed a parking lot and unbeknownst to me, a guy had pulled a wire across the parking lot with no flag on it,” the 72-year-old said.

“You know, I didn’t see it until it was too late.”

He insisted he was fine and would even work that weekend, adding that the intensity of the coverage of the November fire had made him reluctant to do anything in the days since last week’s accident to say.

Leno took over NBC’s Tonight Show when longtime host Johnny Carson retired in 1992.

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He was succeeded by Conan O’Brien in 2009, but the show’s ratings plummeted and NBC brought Leno back as host in 2010. He stayed on until Jimmy Fallon took over in 2014.

Leno turned his love of cars into a CNBC series, Jay Leno’s Garage, and he’s hosting a revival of the game show You Bet Your Life.

He was hospitalized for nine days after the fire but performed again at a Southern California club six days after being discharged, People magazine reported last year.

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