Jay Leno suffered “severe burns” but said he was fine, according to reports.
I suffered severe burns from the gasoline fire,” Leno said in a statement to Variety.
“I’m fine. It just takes a week or two for me to get back on my feet.”
The cause and time of the fire is unknown at this time.
The Tonight Show host is formerly known for his famous car collection, which is located in a garage in Burbank, north of Los Angeles.
Leno’s publisher and production company did not immediately respond to email and phone inquiries from the Associated Press.
Leno, 72, was scheduled to appear at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday but was canceled because of a “severe medical emergency,” People magazine reported earlier in the day. Monday, quote an email sent to conference attendees.
The comedian took over NBC’s Tonight when longtime host Johnny Carson retired in 1992.
Leno was succeeded by Conan O’Brien in 2009, but NBC chilled when the show’s ratings dropped and brought Leno back as host in 2010.
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He remained in the job until Jimmy Fallon took over in 2014.
Leno turned his love of cars into a CNBC series, Jay Leno’s Garage, and is currently hosting a revival of the You Bet Your Life game show.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/jay-leno-suffers-serious-burns-in-gasoline-fire-42144315.html Jay Leno suffered severe burns due to gasoline fire