Jay Leno, the famous former host of “The Tonight Show,” had to cancel a show in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend because he had a “serious medical emergency.”
“Gasoline Fire” damaged Leno.
“A gasoline fire burned me badly,” said Leno, who is 72 years old. “I am ok. I’ll be back on my feet in a week or two.”
Fox News said that Leno was supposed to perform on Sunday at a financial summit.
“His family wasn’t able to give us a lot of information, but there was a very serious medical emergency that keeps Jay from traveling,” said a statement sent to the people who were there. “All we know for sure is that he is still alive, so tonight we will pray for him and his family.”
Daily Mail says that after the fire, Leno was taken to the Grossman Burn Center. Initial reports said that the fire started in Leno’s garage at his home in Burbank, California. However, Captain Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department told Fox News, “We are not aware of any response that fits that description.”
Health Problems with Leno
The former host of “The Tonight Show” has been open about his health problems in the past, especially his fight with high cholesterol, which he has used to get other people to change their ways of living.
“We really want people to see the connection, because a lot of people don’t realize that high cholesterol — and having had a heart attack or stroke — makes you more likely to have another one,” he said back in 2019. “It’s like an earthquake. It might not destroy the house, but it sure weakens the structure.”
“There are a lot of people like that walking around; they’re ticking time bombs. You don’t know you have so much cholesterol until it’s too late, you know?” Leno said back then. “It’s like how in a car, if even a tiny bit of dirt gets in the eye of the jet needle, boom, no more gas flows. And that’s what your heart does.
“I don’t run 5 miles every day.”
Leno has also said that he uses a portable EKG to keep track of his heartbeat and find any irregular ones.
“I’m not that kind of guy. He once said, “I don’t run five miles every day and do all that stuff.” “I hope I’m appealing to people who think like me, which is probably most people, and who want to do more but don’t want to if it sounds like too much trouble. But this isn’t hard; it’s very easy. You go to the doctor for a quick visit, and he can tell you what you need to do.
Leno has always been very interested in cars. When he was younger and trying to make it as a stand-up comedian, he even worked as a mechanic. He now has more than 150 different cars and is the host of a reality show called “Jay Leno’s Garbage.”
Fires can cause very serious injuries, so we can’t even imagine what Leno might be going through right now. Please say a prayer with us for him during this tough time.