Comedian and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno was undergoing treatment Monday for burn injuries suffered in a fire at his vintage car garage in Burbank.
TMZ reported that 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. The Grossman Burn Center did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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.”
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.”
According to People magazine, Leno was scheduled to perform at a financial conference in Las Vegas Sunday night. An email sent to event attendees by organizers — and obtained by People — said Leno’s family offered few details, “but there was a very serious medical emergency that is preventing Jay from traveling. All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”