Recently, the world was shocked to learn that comedian Jay Leno had been injured in a motorcycle accident. This is the second time in three months that the legendary funnyman has been injured in an incident related to his vast collection of vehicles.
The first accident happened in November when Leno was working on a 1907 White steam car and its fuel line was clogged. He instructed someone to blow air through the line, but it led to a face full of gas and a fire. Leno was severely burned on his face and body but he was able to recover.
This time, Leno was working on a 1940 Indian motorcycle when he smelled the unmistakable odor of gasoline. He quickly turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, but he didn’t notice a wire strung across the parking lot with no flag hanging from it. The wire clotheslined him and he was knocked off the bike. Leno suffered a broken collarbone, two broken ribs, and two cracked kneecaps.
“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,” he said.
Although he was in immense pain, he insisted that he was okay and that he was still going to be performing this weekend. Leno revealed that he preferred to keep the incident quiet in hopes of avoiding more coverage about his health.
“You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free. After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You just want to keep your head down,” he said.
Fortunately, Leno is a fighter and he will not let these accidents keep him down. Leno has promised that he will continue to do the same stupid things he’s always done, but with a bit more caution.
“I’m sure I’ll continue to do the same stupid things I’ve always done. Just maybe a little bit more carefully!” he said.