Jay Leno receives hyperbaric chamber treatment after suffering ‘serious burns’ in gasoline fire


After comedian and classic car collector Jay Leno suffered ‘serious burns’ in a gasoline fire on Saturday while working on one of his vehicles, the 72-year-old underwent treatment hyperbaric.

The talk show host was seen in a hyperbaric chamber, which Leno doctor Peter Grossman says is supposed to reduce swelling, increase blood flow with good oxygenation and reduce bacteria, according to video obtained by “Inside Publishing”.

Leno is seen in a blue hospital gown and both hands are bandaged, with his left arm nearly wrapped up to his elbow.

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The former ‘Tonight Show’ star was rushed to Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday in Burbank Firefighters officials confirmed with Fox News Digital.

Jay Leno is seen in a hyperbaric chamber, which Leno’s doctor says is supposed to reduce swelling, increase blood flow with good oxygenation, and reduce bacteria.
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The TV icon was treated for “face and hand injuries from a gas accident in his garage,” Aimee Bennett, director of strategic communications at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, said in a statement. provided to Fox News Digital.

Comedian and classic car collector Jay Leno suffered "severe burns" Sunday in a gasoline fire while working on one of his vehicles.

Comedian and classic car collector Jay Leno was “severely burned” in a gasoline fire on Sunday while working on one of his vehicles.
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Leno suffered “significant burns to his face and hands,” as well as his chest, while working under a car in Burbank, Calif., on Saturday, Grossman told reporters.

Jay Leno suffered "significant burns to the face and hands," as well as his chest, while working under a car on Saturday, Dr. Peter Grossman told reporters.

Jay Leno suffered “extensive burns to his face and hands,” as well as his chest, while working under a car on Saturday, Dr. Peter Grossman told reporters.
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Since being in the hospital, the comedian has undergone surgery and is planning another later this week. Leno’s surgery was a “surgical excision and grafting procedure”.

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“He’s had skin grafts that aren’t his, i.e. the skin we have from a skin bank or from a donor, that’s what we do initially. “, Grossman told the outlet.

Initially, Leno suffered “deep second-degree” and possibly third-degree burns in the car fire.

Grossman told ‘Inside Edition’ that Leno’s scarring from the severe burns “will be visible for the foreseeable future” and hopes it will be minimal or “maybe not at all.”

The doctor believes the comedian will return to work when he recovers and does not expect it to take months.

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“I think he’s the kind of guy who’s just going to move on.”

Leno’s doctor provided an update on the comedian’s condition at a press conference on Wednesday, revealing, “His injuries are serious, his condition is good.”

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“He did well with this surgery,” Grossman updated. “He’s in a good mood today.”

Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright and Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.


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