WEST HILLS — About 10 days after he burned his face, hands and chest in a gasoline fire at his Burbank vintage car garage, comedian Jay Leno was released from the Grossman Burn Center on Monday, and his doctor said he again expect the former Tonight Show host to make a full recovery.
According to the Burn Center, Leno continues to be treated at the Grossman Burns Dispensary.
“I am pleased with Jay’s progress and am optimistic that he will make a full recovery,” said Dr. Peter Grossman in a statement.
According to a statement from the hospital, “Jay would like everyone to know how grateful he is for the care he has received and he is very appreciative of all the well wishes. He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishing everyone Happy Holidays.”
Leno, 72, suffered second-degree and near-third-degree burns on November 12 while working on one of his classic cars in his Burbank garage. Grossman said Leno was under a car when the fire broke out and suffered “fairly significant burns to his face and hands.”
The comedian was initially taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank but was eventually transferred to the Grossman Burn Center, where he underwent at least two surgeries.
He also underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which was designed to stimulate oxygen circulation in the bloodstream to speed up the healing process. Grossman described the burns as “deep second-degree burns and possibly some third-degree burns,” noting that their severity can change over time.
“Our hope is that when all is said and done, he will do well,” Grossman said during a news conference last week. “But burn injuries are progressive and dynamic and it’s hard to predict what the end result will be at this stage of the game. I can say that he was a remarkably kind and caring resident here at the hospital. He was giving out cookies to some of the kids who are here in the burns unit today and he’s incredibly docile and we’re very happy he’s been so nice to everyone here.”
After his discharge on Monday, the hospital released a photo of Leno with some of the hospital staff. The picture shows Leno with visible burn scars on the lower part of his face, chin and neck.
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