Jay Leno is healing from a second injury one month after he was hospitalized for second and third-degree burns.
The comedian revealed in an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, published Thursday, that he is on the mend again after breaking several bones in a motorcycle accident on Jan. 17.
“Just last week, I got knocked off my motorcycle. So I’ve got a broken collarbone. I’ve got two broken ribs. I’ve got two cracked kneecaps,” Leno said.
The former “Tonight Show” host said he was test-driving a vintage 1940 Indian Motorcycle when he got clotheslined by a wire that was strung across a parking lot and was knocked off the bike.
“You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free,” Leno said, explaining why he hadn’t said anything about this January accident. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You just want to keep your head down.”
USA TODAY has reached out to Leno’s representatives for more information.
Leno told the publication he’s “OK” and will be “working this weekend.”
In December, the 72-year-old comedian suffered serious burns when flames erupted as he worked on one of his vintage cars. Leno obtained significant burns on his hands, face and chest and underwent two procedures including a surgical excision and grafting.
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He appeared on the “Today” show in his first TV interview since the accident on Dec. 14 and gave more details about the accident and the treatment we went through at the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles.
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“Today” show co-anchor Hoda Kotb questioned if the burn accident made Leno “skittish” around cars now.
“Did I learn from this? Of course not!” Leno quipped.
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