Just a few days after being released from the hospital, Jay Leno hit a police car as he arrived for his much-anticipated comeback performance on Sunday following a fiery accident that seriously burned his face, chest, and hands.
On November 12, Leno was working on of his vintage vehicles when an explosion lit him on fire.
Leno was rushed to the hospital with second and third-degree burns to his face, chest, and hands.
Leno was then transferred to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles, where he remained for 10 days receiving treatment.
Shortly after his release, Leno, 72, was fulfilling his commitment to The Comedy & Magic Club when his Tesla collided with a police Jeep in front of a large crowd.
The shocked police officers could be seen turning around as the comedian pulled up in front of the club and bumped their car.
Leno could be seen talking with police to see if he had “hit their tire” with the officers assuring him that it was “no big deal.” There was no damage to either of the vehicles.
Ever the comedian, Leno seemed happy and healthy as he jokingly said of himself, “Ah, the elephant man is here.”
He continued to joke saying, “I’m not on stage yet, I just got here. We’ll give it a shot, let’s see what happens… Stay away from the Flamin’ Hot Doritos!”
“No, we got two shows tonight. Regular and extra crispy! Never thought of myself as a roast comic! Thank you, thank you, goodnight. I got burned, I was in the hospital for a few days, and now I’m back out working again. People do that every day!”
From the time Leno arrived at the club, he was joking, mostly poking fun at himself, and continued to make light of the accident. Thankfully, his burns seem to be healing well and Leno seemed back to his usual self.