Jay Leno first public about ACCIDENT This left him with severe burns to his face and body.
In an interview with Hoda Kotb from TODAY,,” His first since the November 12 incident, The 72-year-old comedian said he and his friend Dave Killage were working underneath a 1907 vintage car when a series of events left him injured.
“The fuel line was clogged so I was under it. It sounded clogged and I said, ‘Blow some air through the line’ and he did,” Leno, avid car collector, Recall Kottb. “Suddenly, there was a bang, and my face was filled with gas. Then the lights jumped and my face was on fire.”
The “Jay Leno’s Garage” star said he told Killackey, “Dave, I’m on fire,” to which his friend initially simply responded, “Okay.”
“I said, ‘No, Dave, I’m on fire.’ And then, ‘Oh, my God,'” Leno added. “Dave, my friend, pulled me out, jumped on me and put the fire out.”
Leno was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. CNN previously reported.
During a Nov. 16 news conference, Dr. Peter Grossman, the former “Tonight Show” host, said he had “noticed fairly severe burns to his face and hands,” going on to say the burns were on Leno. “The face, his hands, and his chest.”
According to Grossman, the burns were a mix of second-degree and third-degree burns, adding that “some of the burns on the face were deeper and more worrisome.”
While Raynor’s injuries were serious, Grossman said at the time that the comedian was expected to make a full recovery.
Sure enough, just two weeks after the accident, renault show In front of a sold-out crowd at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California, where he frequented, according to a club spokesman at the time.
“We have two shows tonight. Regular and extra crisp,” Leno joked to reporters outside the venue, according to NBC.
This week’s interview will air on NBC News’ “Today” show on Wednesday.