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Jay Leno in ‘good’ condition, having second surgery to treat burns

Jay Leno’s doctor said the comedian is in “good” condition after sustaining third-degree burns in a freak accident over the weekend.

Dr. Peter Grossman said in a press conference Wednesday that the former “Tonight Show” host already has undergone one surgery – a “grafting procedure” – and will undergo one more by the end of the week.

“His injuries are serious, his condition is good,” Grossman shared, adding that he “did well” during the first surgery.

“He is in good spirits today,” Grossman shared.

The physician also shared that while residing at the Grossman Burn Center, the “Jay Leno’s Garage” host has been passing out cookies to children.

“We’re very happy to have him as part of our team,” Grossman said.

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Jay Leno’s doctor said the TV personality is in “good” condition after sustaining third-degree burns.
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Leno, 72, explained that he had been working on his 115-year-old car when a fuel leak and a simultaneous spark in the 1907 White Steam Car triggered an explosion.

Leno credited his friend Dave with saving him after he was set on fire, as he was standing nearby and immediately jumped on him to smother the flames.

“I am OK,” Leno later said in a statement. “Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

The TV personality’s “very serious medical emergency” caused him to miss a scheduled appearance at the Financial Brand Forum Sunday night in Las Vegas. Conference attendees received an email at the last minute that shared Leno would be absent.

“His family was not able to provide us very many details, but there was a very serious medical emergency that is preventing Jay from traveling,” read the notice, which was obtained by People Monday morning.

“All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”

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