Jay Leno, 72, suffers ‘serious medical emergency’


Jay Leno, 72, suffers ‘serious burns to his face after car erupted into flames in his LA home’s garage’: Late night host cancels all engagements

  • The former Tonight Show presenter was in his Los Angeles garage when one of his cars ‘erupted into flames without warning’ 
  • Leno – whose eye and ear was not affected in the blaze – has been taken to the burn ward at Grossman Burn Center 
  • The  star missed an appearance at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday
  • A statement from the event organizers read: ‘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 
  • ‘All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight’

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Iconic TV host Jay Leno, 72, has suffered serious facial burns and been hospitalized after a car in his garage set alight on Sunday, reports TMZ.

The former Tonight Show presenter was in his Los Angeles garage when one of his cars ‘erupted into flames without warning’ – with sources telling the publication the fire burned the left side of the star’s face.

Leno – whose eye and ear was not affected in the blaze – has been taken to the burn ward at Grossman Burn Center.

He canceled a performance in Las Vegas on Sunday after event organizers  revealed he suffered a ‘serious medical emergency.’

An email to  Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People  read: ‘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.

Iconic TV host Jay Leno, 72, has suffered serious facial burns and been hospitalized after a car in his garage set alight on Sunday, reports TMZ 

He joined President Biden at the secret service training ground to discuss hot-rodding and the future of electric cars earlier this year

He joined President Biden at the secret service training ground to discuss hot-rodding and the future of electric cars earlier this year

‘All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.’

 DailyMail.com has contacted Jay Leno’s representatives for comment.

It is understood that Leno has canceled his engagement for the week as a precaution, after being rushed to hospital. 

The star has more than 180 vehicles including exotic cars, hypercars and museum-grade artifacts, according to US News & World Report.

His collection includes vehicles which are both affordable and attainable, with the host of Jay Leno’s Garage having an affinity for motor vehicles. 

it is unclear which of the vehicles may have malfunctioned and caused the blaze in his property.  

In 2019, he spoke about his battle with high cholesterol after he was shown a scan of a blockage in his heart.

Leno - whose eye and ear was not affected in the blaze - has been taken to the burn ward at Grossman Burn Center

Leno – whose eye and ear was not affected in the blaze – has been taken to the burn ward at Grossman Burn Center

The former Tonight Show presenter missed an appearance at a financial conference - with an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People confirming the star is in ill-health

The former Tonight Show presenter missed an appearance at a financial conference – with an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People confirming the star is in ill-health

The star has an extensive collection of cars, and was working on one at the time of the incident

The star has an extensive collection of cars, and was working on one at the time of the incident

The star is pictured with wife Mavis in 2013, and boasts an impressive car collection of more than 180 vehicles

The star is pictured with wife Mavis in 2013, and boasts an impressive car collection of more than 180 vehicles

Working in collaboration with Cholesterol 911, he urged others to overhaul their lifestyles. 

He said; ‘We really want people to see the connection, because a lot of people don’t realize high cholesterol — and if you’ve had a heart attack or stroke, you’re increasing your risk for another one. 

‘It’s like an earthquake, it might not destroy the house, but it certainly weakens the structure.” 

‘There’s a lot of people walking around like that, they’re just time bombs. You’ve got all this cholesterol, you don’t realize it until it actually hits, you know?

‘It’s like in a car, if even one piece of dirt gets in the eye of the needle of the jet, and boom and no more gas comes through. And that’s what happens with your heart.’

He has previously detailed taking medication and using a portable EKG device that monitors his heart rhythm and detects irregular heartbeats. 

Leno added: ‘I’m not one of those guys. I don’t run five miles a day and do all that kind of stuff. 

‘Hopefully I’m appealing to people who think like me, which is probably the majority of the population, who would like to do more but not if it sounds like kind of a pain. 

‘But this is not a pain, it’s really simple. You go to the doctor, it’s a quick visit, he can tell you what you need to do.’

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