Jay Leno reveals he broke bones in motorbike crash, 2 months after storage fireplace

Jay Leno, who made headlines late final 12 months after getting burned on 7% of his body in a fire in his garage that erupted whereas he was engaged on one among his classic vehicles, has revealed he was concerned in one more accident.

Leno was asked by the Las Vegas Review-Journal how he was feeling after November’s fireplace when he stated he’d been injured lately in an accident on his 1940 Indian motorbike.

“It’s so humorous you need to say that,” the comic, 72, replied. “That was the primary accident. OK? Then simply final week, I acquired knocked off my motorbike. So I’ve acquired a damaged collarbone. I’ve acquired two damaged ribs. I’ve acquired two cracked kneecaps.”

Leno later talked to NBC Information on the cellphone concerning the incident on Jan. 27. He stated that he is advantageous and can have the ability to carry out this coming weekend regardless of the Jan. 17 accident.

He stated he had been driving his motorbike when he seen the odor of leaking gasoline and tried to drag into an empty parking zone to show round.

Jay Leno (Reinhold Matay / AP)

Jay Leno (Reinhold Matay / AP)

“So I flip round, I begin to reduce by way of a parking zone. And there was a wire throughout two poles which was not effectively marked and growth, I simply acquired — it clotheslined me, hit me within the neck and threw me off the bike,” he instructed NBC Information. “And the bike saved going and I used to be laying on the bottom. In order that’s concerning the finish of that.”

His spokesman confirmed the story to NBC Information as effectively and added that whereas Leno needed to cancel some occasions, he’ll return to the stage subsequent week whereas he continues to enhance.

“He’s OK,” the spokesman added. “He had a shoulder operation, and that was a couple of week in the past. And he has some hassle together with his knees. He can stroll round. He involves work day by day.”

In his name with NBC Information, Leno outlined his upcoming touring schedule and joked concerning the crash.

“It’s a 72-year-old man driving an 83-year-old motorbike. So what can occur, actually, when you concentrate on it?” he quipped.

The previous “Tonight Present” host elected to maintain this accident underneath wraps due to all of the media consideration he obtained after he was burned in November.

“You understand, after getting burned up, you get that one at no cost,” he instructed the Las Vegas Overview-Journal. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You simply need to hold your head down.”

Leno spent 10 days on the Grossman Burn Heart in Los Angeles after he suffered burns to his face, chest and arms whereas he labored on a classic automotive in his storage. A infamous workhorse, the comic returned to the stage simply 15 days after the blaze, which occurred whereas he and buddy Dave Killackey have been tooling round with a classic automotive.

“It was a 1907 White Steam Automotive,” Leno told TODAY in December concerning the fireplace. “The gas line was clogged so I used to be beneath it. It sounded clogged and I stated, ‘Blow some air by way of the road,’ and so he did.”

“And abruptly, growth, I acquired a face stuffed with gasoline. After which the pilot mild jumped and my face caught on fireplace,” he added.

Leno initially went home earlier than his spouse, Mavis, instructed him to go to the hospital.

“While you seem like me, you don’t actually fear about what you seem like,” he instructed TODAY. “Look, if I’m George Clooney, it’s going to be an enormous drawback. However they stated it will be alright so, you already know my perspective is I belief people who find themselves the most effective to do what they do.”

In his Jan. 27 name with NBC Information, Leno stated his thoughts instantly went to the current burn incident whereas he was “taking place” off his motorbike.

“As I used to be having the second (incident) and I used to be going, ‘Oh, I’ve to get one other brand-new face,'” he stated. “Grossman gave me a brand new face and I’m going to bang this one up and I’ve to get one other however fortunately, I didn’t have to do this. So I’m OK.”

He added that the incident hasn’t dissuaded him from driving his classic vehicles and bikes.

“No, no. Males over the age of 40, you may’t educate them something actually. It’s only a basic accident, simply occurs on a regular basis to folks, you already know, so it’s simply a kind of issues,” he stated. “What I inform folks, the joke, I say, ‘I used to be taking place the highway, I got here across the nook and crashed into Jeremy Renner’s snowplow.'”

Renner was hospitalized on New Yr’s Day after he was run over by his own snowplow near his home in Reno, Nevada as he tried to cease it from hitting his nephew.

Leno’s present that includes his many classic autos — “Jay Leno’s Storage” — was lately canceled by CNBC, NBC Information confirmed on Jan. 27. It had been on the community since 2015.

Leno instructed NBC Information he plans to buy the present round.

“We’re going to take ‘Jay Leno’s Storage someplace else. You understand, it was CNBC, they’re a monetary information community. And after they took us on, it was considerably uncommon to have this automotive present in the course of monetary information,” he defined, including he nonetheless felt it had been a profitable present. “However now they’ve determined to go along with straight monetary information throughout the board. So we’ll transfer on to someplace else. However I loved my time there and everyone was nice.”

CNBC confirmed to NBC Information that the community is doubling down on “its core content material of enterprise information and private finance info” and “has prolonged the technique to its primetime programing.”

Leno famous these primetime adjustments in his feedback.

“It’s advantageous. No onerous emotions or something,” he stated. “CNBC … has canceled its entire primetime lineup. So that they’re not doing authentic programming anymore. So it wasn’t simply us, it was the entire primetime departments been closed down.”

TODAY, NBC and CNBC are owned by the identical guardian firm, NBCUniversal.

This text was initially revealed on TODAY.com

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