Jay Leno was seriously injured in a garage fire after his vehicle burst into flames.

Jay Leno was seriously injured in a garage fire in Los Angeles on Saturday after one of his cars burst into flames, the comedian announced. I’m okay. I just need a week or two to get back on my feet.” Leno said in a statement to NBC News on Monday. According to duPont Registry, a marketplace and publication for collectors of rare and classic cars, the comedian keeps about 180 cars and 160 motorcycles in a garage adjacent to the Hollywood Burbank Airport. March 4, 2020. In a Shannon Finney/Getty Images file statement, the Burbank Fire Department said it responded to a medical emergency in the garage area of ​​Leno at 12:28pm Saturday. The patient, who was not identified by the department, was taken to the hospital. The garage, which employs mechanics and support staff to maintain and restore vehicles from the Leno collection, is also home to his Big Dog Productions company. In July, duPont Registry estimated Leno’s car collection to be worth just over $50 million, and his total net worth was around $500 million. Known among car enthusiasts for its ability to restore vehicles in-house, the garage is the venue for two shows. The brand “Jay Leno’s Garage” — which includes his YouTube channel with 3.4 million subscribers and weekly episodes of CNBC shows featuring stars and their cars. It is unclear which vehicle was involved. Many of Leno’s vehicles, including steam-powered models and jet-powered cars, are ahead of modern safety and efficiency standards. The 72-year-old comedian and former “Tonight Show” host has canceled a Las Vegas gig scheduled for Sunday night after suffering the pain. He was rushed to a Burbank hospital first Saturday and then to a burn center in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the case told NBC News. The veteran celebrity suffered burns to his left side. TMZ originally reported, and Leno’s rep confirmed that the sparks did not pierce Leno’s eyes or ears, officials said. His appearances at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California and the Audrain Concours + Motor Week in Newport, Rhode Island make local headlines. The comedian famously said he was saving the millions of dollars he earned hosting “The Tonight Show” by not spending them on cars or anything else at Hermosa Beach’s Comedy & Magic Club, where he’s scheduled to perform on November 20, after years off. It was unclear if the incident would affect his CNBC show schedule. Representatives of the show did not immediately respond to requests for information. Each season is taped well before it airs. All of his weekly appointments have been canceled. Diana Dasrath is an entertainment producer and senior reporter for NBC News covering all platforms. Mirna Alsharif is a breaking news reporter for NBC News. Dennis Romero, Gemma DiCasimirro and Lindsey Pipia contributed.
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