- Jay Leno broke his collarbone and two ribs in a motorcycle accident this month.
- In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Leno said he was knocked off his bike by a wire.
- This is his second recent accident after his face was burned in a garage fire last year.
Jay Leno has broken his collarbone and two ribs in a motorcycle accident on January 17, just two months after the 72-year-old US TV host was hospitalized after his face was set on fire in his Los Angeles garage.
While speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Leno revealed that he was in another accident after he was knocked off his motorcycle by a wire.
Asked how he was doing after the garage fire in November, he told the publication: “That was the first accident. OK? So last week I got knocked off my motorcycle. So I have a broken collarbone. I have I have two broken ribs. I have two cracked kneecaps.”
He recalled, “So 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 no flag hanging from it. So, you know, I did didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike. The bike kept going, and you know how that works.”
Leno added that he is “OK” after the second accident and is still working.
A representative for Leno did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Leno also told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he did not mention this accident beforehand because of the huge amount of coverage he received during the first accident.
“You know, after being burned, you get it for free,” Leno said. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing planes. You just want to keep your head down.”
On November 12, 2022, the former “Tonight Show” host was taken to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles after suffering severe burns to her hands and chest and third-degree burns to her face.
Leno told NBC’s “TODAY” show that he had been working on his 1907 White Motor Co. steam-powered car. with a friend when a fire broke out in his face. He said he had noticed a fuel line was clogged in the car, so he tried to “blow some air” into it.
“Then all of a sudden, boom, I got a face full of gas. And then the pilot light jumped, and my face caught fire,” Leno said. “My friend pulled me out and jumped on top of me and kind of smothered the fire.”
News of Leno’s second accident comes as The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline report that CNBC plans to cancel his auto show “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which has been running for seven seasons since 2014.
According to both publications, the cancellation is part of a shift at CNBC to focus on business-oriented reality shows and prime-time documentaries such as “Shark Tank” and “Undercover Boss.”