Jay Leno is discharged from hospital nine days after being treated in an oxygen chamber for severe burns from fire while working on steam car in his garage
- The Grossman Burn Center announced on Monday that Jay Leno, 72, has been released from the facility following a 10-day stay
- It noted that Leno will continue to receive follow-up care for ‘burns to his face, chest and hands’
- The facility shared a photo of the former late night host smiling with some of the nurses and doctors who treated him
Television host Jay Leno is heading home from the hospital, after being treated in an oxygen chamber for severe burns he sustained in a fire while working in his garage.
The Grossman Burn Center announced on Monday that the comedian, 72, has been released following a 10-day stay at the facility, sharing a photo of Leno smiling with some of the staff who have treated him.
Leno was being treated at the facility for over a week after his 1907 steam engine car erupted into flames, causing burns to his upper body and face.
His doctor has previously warned that the once-popular late night host may suffer from permanent scarring as a result, but said in a statement on Monday he is pleased with his progress after the star spent time in an oxygen chamber.
Dr. Peter Grossman added that he is ‘optimistic that he will make a full recovery,’ as he continues to receive follow-up care at the Grossman Outpatient Burn Clinic ‘for burns to his face, chest and hands.’
The burn center also noted: ‘Jay would like to let everyone know how thankful he is for the care he received and is very appreciative of all the well wishes.
‘He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends, and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.’
The Grossman Burn Center announced on Monday that comedian Jay Leno, 72, has been released from the facility
The former late night host was being treated for his burns in an oxygen chamber