Jay Leno reveals facial scars as he’s discharged from hospital burn unit

Jay Leno is on the mend.

The former “Tonight Show” host, 72, was discharged from the hospital Monday, looking happy and healthy as he posed for a photo with staff from the Grossman Burn Center after recovering from “serious” burns.

“After a 10-day stay at the facility, Jay will receive follow-up care at the Grossman Outpatient Burn Clinic for burns to his face, chest and hands he received during a fire at his home garage,” doctors shared in a press release. .

“Jay would like to let everyone know how thankful he is for the care he received, and is very appreciative of all of the well wishes.

“He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.”

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Jay Leno looked happy and healthy, although visibly scarred, as he checked out of the Grossman Burn Center Monday.
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Scars could be seen on Leno’s lower face and neck.
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His hands also appeared raw and scarred.
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Dr. Peter Grossman personally added that he was “pleased” with Leno’s progress and was “optimistic” that the comedian would make a full recovery.

In the photo, Leno’s facial scars can be seen near his jawline and on his neck. His left hand appears badly burned while his right hand appears to be in better shape. In previously shared footage, Leno was seen lying in a hyperbaric chamber with his left arm bandaged up to his elbow.

Leno, pictured here before the accident, suffered third-degree burns while working on one of his classic cars.



Leno, pictured here before the accident, suffered third-degree burns while working on one of his classic cars.

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Leno also underwent two grafting procedures to remove unhealthy tissue and promote healing.

The “Jay Leno’s Garage” host shared last week that he had been working on his 115-year-old car when a fuel leak and a simultaneous spark in the 1907 White Steam Car triggered an explosion.

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The former “Tonight Show” host will continue to receive outpatient care.

“I am OK,” Leno later said in a statement. “Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

Leno’s wife of 22 years, Mavis, was “very concerned” for her husband’s health, according to Dr. Grossman, and stayed by the comedian’s side throughout his hospitalization.


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