Jay Leno: US comedian is recovering after being burned in fire

US comedian Jay Leno says he is “OK” after being burned in a fire on Saturday when a vehicle at his Los Angeles garage burst into flames.

“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire,” he said in a brief statement on Monday, adding: “Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

The former host of The Tonight Show suffered burns to his face and hands.

The comic was scheduled to appear at an event on Sunday, but cancelled due to a “serious medical emergency”.

News website TMZ reported that flames burned the left side of Leno’s face, but “did not penetrate his eye or his ear”.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Leno, 72, was taken to the Grossman Burn Center where he is continuing to receive treatment.

A spokesperson for the hospital said in a statement that Leno “wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment” for injuries from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend.

“He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into…

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