Jay Leno is recovering from burn injuries following a gasoline fire, according to a statement from the hospital where he is getting treatment.
Aimee Bennett, a spokesperson at the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles, told News84Media that Leno was in stable condition, being treated 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,” the statement said. “He wants to let everyone know he is doing well and is in ‘the best burn center in the United States.’”
News84Media has reached out to representatives for Leno for comment.
Leno, an avid car collector, was working on one of his vehicles in his garage when it reportedly burst into flames.
“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 former “The Tonight Show” host told Variety.
Leno, 72, canceled an appearance at The Financial Brand Forum conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, according to a report by Peopleciting organizers.
“His family was not able to provide us very many details, but there was a very serious medical emergency that is preventing Jay from traveling,” an email to conference attendees and obtained by the publication stated. “All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”
The conference had billed Leno as a special opening night performer for attendees who purchased a gold pass for the event.
News84Media has reached out to The Financial Brand for comment.