(PatrioticPost.com)- Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno was discharged from the hospital Monday after spending ten days at the Grossman Burn Center where he underwent multiple surgeries for third-degree burns to his face and hands from a fire in his Burbank garage.
The Burbank Fire Department responded to the “emergency medical call” at 12:28 pm on Saturday, November 12 where Leno suffered “significant burns to his face and hands” as well as scarring to his chest when a fire broke out while he was working underneath one of his many vehicles.
In a statement shortly after the incident, Leno said he had been burned in a gasoline fire.
Dr. Peter Grossman told Fox News that he was “pleased” with the progress Leno has made and is confident he will make a full recovery.
The Grossman Burn Center said in a statement Leno wanted everyone to know “how thankful he is for the care he received” and thanked them for all their get-well wishes. According to the statement, Leno looks forward to spending Thanksgiving with friends and family.
During a press conference last week, Dr. Grossman described Leno as being in good spirits while he was undergoing treatment. Grossman said the late-night legend was even passing out cookies to the children at the center.
During his stay at the burn center, Leno had at least two surgeries, including a “surgical excision and grafting procedure.” He also required time in the hyperbaric chamber to improve blood flow and decrease bacteria.
Actor Tim Allen visited Leno during his recovery, later tweeting that he brought Leno some “treats and car magazines.” In his tweet, Allen noted that despite his severe burns, the former Tonight Show host acted “like he just stubbed his toe.”
Jay Leno has long been a car aficionado. While he was first starting as a stand-up comedian, Leno worked as a car mechanic. He now owns over 280 unique vehicles.