Jay Leno spotted driving into same garage as car fire


Jay Leno is wasting no time getting back on that proverbial horse.

Just one day after being discharged from the hospital — where he was being treated for severe burns sustained in a car fire — the comedian was spotted driving back to the scene of the freak accident.

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Jay Leno was photographed driving back to the scene of his freak car fire on Tuesday.
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In photos obtained by Page Six exclusively, Leno, 72, is seen pulling into his famed Los Angeles garage, where he stores his dozens of prized vintage vehicles, in a Mercedes-Benz E55 on Tuesday.

Scarring from third-degree burns to his face and hands was clearly visible as he got back behind the wheel.

“[I’m] hanging in there. Everything’s fine,” Leno told a photographer before confirming he still plans to perform his previously scheduled show at The Comedy & Magic Club on Sunday.

As previously reported, the former “Tonight Show” host was working on his 1907 White Steam Car in his garage when a fuel leak and a simultaneous spark in the 115-year-old automobile triggered an explosion.

He was immediately transported to the Grossman Burn Center and stayed there for 10 days to treat burns to his face, chest and hands.

Among the various forms of treatment he received were two grafting procedures to remove unhealthy tissue and promote healing, and numerous hyperbaric chamber sessions to decrease swelling, increase blood flow and kill bacteria.

The “Jay Leno’s Garage” host “will receive follow-up care at the Grossman Outpatient Burn Clinic,” doctors said in a press release Monday.

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Leno was hospitalized for 10 days after a fuel leak and a simultaneous spark in one of his cars triggered an explosion in his garage.
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Dr. Peter Grossman personally added that he’s “pleased” with Leno’s progress and is “optimistic” that the comic will make a full recovery.

“As I’m getting to know Jay, I don’t think it’s going to be months,” Grossman shared. “I think he’s the kind of guy who’s gonna move forward.”

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The comedian’s doctors are “optimistic” he’ll make a full recovery.

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Jay Leno's Garage - Season 3

The comedian’s doctors are “optimistic” he’ll make a full recovery.

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Leno himself made the same prediction in a statement to Page Six just one day after the horrifying ordeal.

“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire,” he explained on Nov. 14. “I am OK. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

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