Jay Leno was discharged from hospital Monday after a 10-day stay at the Grossman Burn Center after receiving multiple surgeries for third-degree burns to his face and hands from a fire at his Burbank garage.
dr Peter Grossman told Fox News Digital, “I am pleased with Jay’s progress and am optimistic that he will make a full recovery.”
The former talk show host suffered “serious burns to his face and hands” and scars on his chest when flames erupted while he was working under one of his vehicles on Saturday November 12.
“Jay wants everyone to know how grateful he is for the care he has received and is very grateful for all the well wishes,” the Grossman Burn Center said in a statement.
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“He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a happy holiday.”
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Leno smiled while standing alongside some team members at the West Hills center who were assisting with his recovery efforts before he returned home.
During a press conference last week, Grossman said Leno was in high spirits during treatment and handed out cookies to children.
“We are very happy to have him on our team,” said the doctor. He added that while Leno’s injuries are “serious, his condition is good.”
Burbank Fire Battalion Chief Dave Burke released an incident report to Fox News Digital showing officers responded to the “emergency medical call” at 12:28 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12
Leno said in a statement told Fox News Digital shortly after the accident: “I suffered some serious burns from a petrol fire. I am fine. It only takes me a week or two to get back on my feet.”
Jay has had at least two surgeries at the burn center, one being a “surgical excision and transplant.” He also called for the use of a hyperbaric chamber to improve blood flow and reduce bacteria.
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“He seems like a gentleman who really doesn’t want to make a big deal out of it,” Grossman said during a news conference last week. “He wants to go back to work, he does. I had to tell him that he had to step back a bit and these things take time.
“I have a feeling he’ll be back to work soon.”
Tim Allen visited his pal while he was recovering and later tweeted: “I went to see my pal Leno in the hospital after his fire accident. Picked up some treats and car magazines. He’s badly burned and is acting like he just stubbed his toe due is a superhero. With much care he will soon be better.”
Leno has long been a connoisseur of car culture. He worked as a mechanic, rose up as a stand-up comedian and now owns more than 280 unique vehicles.
The impressive collection of rare, antique and classic cars is said to be worth between $50 million and $100 million, but estimates vary based on predictions of what some rare cars might sell for. At Jay Leno’s Garage, Leno talks to car enthusiasts about their favorite makes and models, and also shows off his prized collection of cars, motorcycles, and ATVs.
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