Jay Leno has been hurt twice in the past three months as a result of his extensive collection of automobiles, which he fixes and drives.
During an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Leno said that he sustained serious burns to his face and torso in November as a result of a fire in the garage where he maintains his collection of automobiles.
“That was the first accident. OK? Then just last week, I got knocked off my motorcycle. So I’ve got a broken collarbone. I’ve got two broken ribs. I’ve got two cracked kneecaps,” he stated. The Review-Journal reported that Leno was involved in a fresh motorbike collision on January 17.
Leno, who is set to perform in Las Vegas at the end of March, said swiftly, “But I’m OK. I’m OK, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.”
Leno stated that he was working on a 1940 Indian motorbike on January 17. He detected the distinct stench of gasoline.
Leno stated, “So I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it.”
“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 remarked.
Leno stated that he remained silent about the incident in order to prevent more coverage of 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.
Leno stated in the interview that he had removed politics from his act to avoid getting burnt on stage.
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“When I was doing ‘The Tonight Show,’ you would get people pissed on both sides, ‘Leno, you and your Democratic friends,’ or, ‘Leno, you and your Republican friends.’ I was proud of myself for not giving away any political beliefs. It was just about the joke,” he said.
“Nowadays, people are mad if you don’t say how you feel. I’ve just taken politics out of the act, altogether. I just don’t discuss anymore. It’s like before the punch line, they’re deciding, ‘Is he pro-my guy, or against my guy?’” he said. CONTINUE READING…