Jay Leno motorcycle accident reportedly left him with multiple broken bones months after garage blaze
Leno says he broke kneecaps, collarbone and ribs when he was knocked off motorcycle.
Months after Jay Leno suffered “serious burns” in a gasoline fire while working on one of his vehicles, the comedian said he broke several bones in a motorcycle accident.
Leno, 72, was “knocked off” a motorcycle Jan. 17 by a wire strung across a parking lot, breaking two ribs, two kneecaps and a collarbone, he told the Las Vegas Review Journal
“But I’m OK! I’m working this weekend,” he reassured.
Leno said that he went out for a test drive on a 1940 Indian motorcycle and recognized the smell of a gas leak.
“I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it,” Leno told the Review Journal.
“I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clothesline me and, boom, knocked me off the bike. The bike kept going, and you know how that works out.”
Leno’s motorcycle accident comes several months after he received multiple surgeries for third-degree burns on his face and hands from a fire in his Burbank garage.