LOS ANGELES — Jay Leno has undergone surgery for his burn injuries and will undergo a second operation later this week, according to his doctor.
Leno, an avid car collector, had been working under a vehicle on Saturday when he was burned by a gasoline fire, Dr. Peter Grossman, treating the former Tonight Show Host, during a news conference on Wednesday.
“When he was pulled from under the car, it was found that he had fairly severe burns on his face and hands,” he said.
“His burns cover his face, hands and chest, the burns are quite severe,” Grossman noted.
Leno was initially taken to a local hospital and then transferred to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles after the incident.
Leno’s wife was by his side and “obviously very concerned,” said the doctor. His injuries are a mixture of second-degree burns and possibly some third-degree burns, according to Grossman.
“Some of the facial burns are a little deeper and more worrisome. Right now they’re somewhere between deep second degree and third degree burns on the face. We hope to prevent them from progressing using these alternative treatments, including good wound care and hyperbaric oxygen and aggressive surgical management,” he explained.
“He’s Jay Leno, he’s walking around, he’s joking,” he said, noting that the comedian is “incredibly nice” to hospital staff.
“His injuries are serious and his condition is good,” he said. “I assume he will make a full recovery.”
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