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Jay Leno spoke for the first time about the accident that caused burns on his face

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After several weeks out of the public eye, the television presenter Jay Leno reappeared before the cameras in his first interview after experiencing an accident that caused him burns on the face and part of the body.

The comedian had an emotional chat with Hoda Kotb from “Today”, a site where he finally recounted the events that took place at the beginning of last November.

Leno, 72, said he was working under a 1907 vintage car with his friend Dave Killackey when he suddenly found himself “with his face on fire.”

The fuel line was clogged, so I was under it. It sounded like it was stuck and I said, ‘Blow some air down the duct, and so did he“, recalled Leno, who for several years has been characterized as a car collector. “All of a sudden, ‘boom,’ my face got gasoline. And then the pilot started and my face went up in flames.”

Immediately, the presenter asked his friend for help, “Dave, I’m on fire”, to which his friend at first simply replied: “Okay”, not knowing that it was a terrible accident that compromised the life of Jay Leno .

“I told him, ‘No, Dave, I’m getting burned. And then, ‘Oh my gosh,’” Leno added. “Dave, my friend, he took me out and jumped on top of me and he kind of put out the fire,” the famous communicator detailed.

It should be noted that Jay Leno was initially transferred to a local hospital and then to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. Over there, Dr. Peter Grossman reported that the ‘Tonight Show’ host “had second- and third-degree burns on his face, hands, and part of his chest.”

Despite the depth of his burns, the famous man managed to get over it and within two weeks he performed before a sold-out audience at his usual venue, the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California.

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