Jay Leno is undoubtedly one of the most popular celebrities in the world right now. While tinkering with the fuel line of one of his cars in his Burbank garage, Leno’s face was unexpectedly drenched in gasoline, causing it to ignite and catch fire. Now it seems Leno showed off his face after suffering third-degree burns last year.

On “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the experienced 72-year-old talk show host shared his story of undergoing facial reconstruction after sustaining third-degree burns in a garage fire.

Following the incident, Leno endured burns on his chest, hands, and face, and was hospitalized for nine days at the Grossman Burn Center located in West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles. During his stay, medical professionals were required to perform debridement on his injuries.

Joking that he is once again the “new face in comedy” for the second time in his career, the comedian showed off his amazing recovery.


“This is a brand new face, it’s unbelievable. What happened was I was working on a car and I got a face full of gasoline and it caught fire,” he explained, joking. “I’d been eating a Flamin’ Hot Dorito and when I bit into it, it set my face on fire!”

“No no, but, it was interesting,” Leno continued. “It was all third-degrees so it was pretty bad. It was pretty bad.”

When host Kelly Clarkson remarked on how doctors were able to revive his skin, he replied, “You’d think I would have a zipper [on my face] now, but no!”

“Only for the second time in my career am I the new face of comedy! I got it once in the 1980s, and now I get it again! That’s a brand new ear, too!

We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Jay Leno in the future, as he clearly is in the best shape of his life right now.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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