After 8 days, I had a completely new face.

Jay Leno (pictured in October) talks about being burned in a gasoline fire in a new article. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

A month has passed since then Jay Leno suffer Severe burns in a gasoline fire In his parking garage in Burbank, California on November 12 Wall Street Journalthe former talk show host proves he has a sense of humor about the situation.

The famous car handler is engaged November 14 accident — in which he was treated for serious burns after working on one of his cars, a white 1907 steam car, when a fuel leak sprayed his face and hands with gas, later setting him on fire — in an article sharing his thoughts on electric cars. According to Leno, the incident provided food for his comedy act.

The 72-year-old comedian wrote, “After eight days, I had a completely new face.” He had “deep second-degree burns.” And possibly some third-degree burns, according to the doctor who treated him, Dr. Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills, California “and it’s better than there was before.”

In a press conference a few days after the accident, Grossman shared that Leno had undergone a surgical excision and graft, in which non-viable tissue that would delay wound healing was removed and a biological skin substitute was applied to the burn areas to speed healing. Leno also underwent “ultra-aggressive” hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a treatment that increases oxygen to affected areas to speed recovery. At the time, Grossman told the former media The Tonight Show The host would undergo a second surgery later that week, but was expected to make a “full recovery”.

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Despite the serious injuries involved, Leno seems to be taking the incident in stride.

“But really, it was a coincidence, that’s all,” he wrote. “Anyone who works with their hands on a regular basis is going to have an accident at some point. If you play football, you’re going to get a concussion or a broken leg. Anything you do, there’s a risk factor.

“You have to be kidding about that,” Jay Leno Garage Dependent host. “There’s nothing worse than a bumbling celebrity. If you joke about it, people laugh with you.”

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