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Jay Leno burned in car fire at Burbank garage

Comedian Jay Leno seriously burned in gasoline fire
Comedian Jay Leno seriously burned in gasoline fire 02:37

Comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno was believed to be undergoing treatment Monday for burn injuries suffered in a fire at his vintage car garage in Burbank.

Reportedly one of Leno's vintage cars erupted in flames for unknown reasons Sunday. According to the website, Leno suffered burns on the left side of his face, but his eyes and ears were not damaged.

Leno, 72, was taken to the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills for treatment, the website reported. 

Officials at the hospital issued a statement following the incident, which read: 

"Jay wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment at the Grossman Burn Center for burns he received to his face and hands from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend. He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his condition and well wishes [to] wants to let everyone know he is doing well and is in 'the best burn center in the United States.'"

Burbank Fire Department officials also did not immediately respond. Burbank police issued a statement saying they are aware of the media reports, but the agency "did not respond to the incident, were not requested, nor do we have any information about what took place, or injuries sustained."

In a statement to Variety Monday, Leno said, "I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am OK. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet."

UPDATE: Jay Leno is expected to make a full recovery from burn injuries

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