Jay Leno reveals burns from fire, released from hospital. Jay Leno’s doctor is ‘optimistic he will make a full recovery’ following 10-day stint at Grossman Burn Center.
Jay Leno was discharged from the hospital Monday following a 10-day stint at the Grossman Burn Center after receiving multiple surgeries for third-degree burns suffered on his face and hands from a fire in his Burbank garage.
Dr. Peter Grossman told Fox News Digital, “I am pleased with Jay’s progress, and I am optimistic that he will make a full recovery.”
The former late night talk show host suffered “significant burns to his face and hands” in addition to scarring on his chest when flames erupted while he was working underneath one of his vehicles on Saturday, Nov. 12.
“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,” the Grossman Burn Center said in a statement.
“He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.”
Leno smiled while standing next to a few of the team members at the center in West Hills who helped in his recovery efforts before heading back home.
During a press conference last week, Grossman said Leno was in great spirits while undergoing treatment, and was passing out cookies to children.
“We’re very happy to have him as part of our team,” the doctor said. He added that while Leno’s injuries are “serious, his condition is good.”
Burbank Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Burke released an incident report to Fox News Digital that revealed officials responded to the “emergency medical call” on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12:28 p.m.
Leno said in a statement to Fox News Digital shortly after the accident, “I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am OK. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
Jay had at least two surgeries while at the burn center, one was a “surgical excision and grafting procedure.” He also required the use of a hyperbaric chamber to help provide better blood flow and decrease bacteria.