The Home Improvement actor, 69, visited Leno after the former Tonight Show host suffered burns from a gasoline fire
Tim Allen said his friend Jay Leno is “feeling better” after the former late night host was hospitalized for serious burns sustained in a car fire.
“He’s handsome and he’s happy,” Allen told TMZ on Thursday as he left the Grossman Burn Center after visiting Leno
The “Toy Story” star said that he and Leno “did some jokes” during the visit, “which is what we do.”
When asked about Leno’s face ― where the comedian suffered second-degree burns ― Allen did what his friend would’ve wanted and cracked some jokes.
“His face looks great. It didn’t look all that good to begin with,” the “Home Improvement” actor said, laughing and pointing at the camera.
“He’s going with the George Clooney look,” Allen added with a smile. “You’re gonna be surprised.”
On Saturday, a car that Leno was working on burst into flames in his Los Angeles garage, according to TMZ, which was first to report the incident. He reportedly suffered burns on his hands, chest and face, but escaped injury to his eyes and ears.
“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok,” Leno said in a statement on Monday. “Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
The car enthusiast is still hospitalized after undergoing surgery and has an additional surgery planned.
Peter H. Grossman, medical director of the Grossman Burn Center, said during a news conference this week that some of Leno’s facial burns “are a little bit deeper and a little more concerning.”
More information about the incident :
Comedian and longtime television personality Jay Leno confirmed Monday that he was seriously burned in a car fire Sunday, but that he is in recovery and doing “ok.”
Leno, 72, confirmed reports of the fire to Variety, saying in a statement: “I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
TMZ on Monday was the first to report on Leno’s injuries, saying he was in treatment at a Grossman Burn Center location after a car erupted near him in the Los Angeles garage where he stores his vehicles. Leno was burned on the left side of his face but did not sustain any damage to his eyes or ears, according to TMZ.
The former “Tonight Show” host was supposed to perform at a conference in Las Vegas on Sunday night, but organizers informed attendees that his appearance was canceled due to a “serious medical emergency.”
Leno is a major car and motorbike enthusiast and has hosted the show “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC since 2015. He also writes a regular column for Popular Mechanics where he discusses his car collection and offers automotive advice.
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