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Jay Leno Shows Off His ‘Brand New Face’ on Kelly Clarkson Show After Horrific Burn Accident

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Entertainer Jay Leno showed off his “brand new face” Wednesday during an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

Leno had been working on a 1907 vehicle on Nov. 12, 2022, when it caught fire, severely burning his face. In January, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he also suffered multiple broken bones from a motorcycle accident.

On Wednesday, the 72-year-old Leno was making light of his injuries.

“You look great,” Clarkson told him.

“This is a brand new face,” Leno stated.

Leno alternated between describing what occurred and making light of it.

“It’s unbelievable. It is. It’s unbelievable. What happened, I was working on a car and I got a face full of gasoline. And it caught fire,” he said.

“I had been eating a Flaming Hot Dorito when I bit into it and it set my face on fire,” he said then.

Gesturing to his face, Leno said, “It was all third-degree burns. It was pretty bad. It was pretty bad.”

“You can’t tell at all,” Clarkson said.

“No, you think there’d be a zipper here or something,” Leno said.

“No, this is like a brand-new face. Only for the second time in my career am I the new face of comedy. I got it once in the ’80s and now I get it again,” he said.

Then he pointed to his left ear.

“That’s a brand new ear,” he said.

He later mocked his two accidents as “a great way to lose weight. First you burn off the calories, and then you go on a crash diet on your motorcycle, and I dropped 20 pounds,” according to TVInsider.

During his talk program, Leno awarded his nurses with a trip to the Bahamas.

“When I first saw Jay, I was a little uneasy,” Dr. Peter Grossman, who treated Leno, said, according to the Huffington Post.

“Because when I saw him, he was a little bit more significantly burned than I had hoped. Knowing that it’s Jay Leno, and a face that everybody recognizes, there’s a little bit of angst going on there,” he said.

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