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It has been revealed that comedian Jay Leno has undergone at least one surgery and will require another for serious burns sustained in a recent incident involving one of his vehicles. 

Dr. Peter H Grossman with the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles confirmed Wednesday that Leno has already gone under for one procedure after the Saturday accident. 

According to the doctor, the former ‘Tonight Show’ host suffered ‘deep second-degree’ burns after his 1907 steam car erupted inside his Burbank luxury garage. 

Dr. Grossman also said Wednesday that Leno may have additionally suffered some third-degree burns, but he could not immediately confirm those details. 

Leno with 1907 White Steam Car - George Swift, an employee for the comedian, told ET that it was a steam car that sent Leno to the hospital

Leno with 1907 White Steam Car – George Swift, an employee for the comedian, told ET that it was a steam car that sent Leno to the hospital

The Grossman Burn Center where Leno is being treated, he referred to the medical center as the 'best in the United States'

The Grossman Burn Center where Leno is being treated, he referred to the medical center as the ‘best in the United States’

Leno is in the care of Dr. Peter Grossman, a doctor who has previously been recognized for his outstanding work with burn victims

Leno is in the care of Dr. Peter Grossman, a doctor who has previously been recognized for his outstanding work with burn victims

The former Tonight Show presenter missed an appearance at a financial conference - with an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People confirming the star is in ill-health

The former Tonight Show presenter missed an appearance at a financial conference – with an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand and obtained by People confirming the star is in ill-health

The injuries sustained in the horrific incident covered the comedian’s face, hands, and chest, the doctor said. 

In spite of his maladies, Grossman described Leno as a ‘kind and engaging patient.’ 

He also said that the ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ host is in ‘good spirits’ and is doing well. 

Leno even handed out cookies to children being treated at the Southern California hospital Wednesday morning, the doctor said. 

The second procedure will take place later this week. 

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The exact details of the surgeries required are unknown. 

Grossman says he anticipates Leno will make a ‘full recovery’ from his injuries but did not specify how long the process could take. 

Dr. Grossman confirmed

Dr. Grossman confirmed 

Jay Leno's Garage warehouse in Los Angeles where the accident that left Leno with serious burns happened last Saturday

Jay Leno’s Garage warehouse in Los Angeles where the accident that left Leno with serious burns happened last Saturday

The star has an extensive collection of cars, and was working on one at the time of the incident

The star has an extensive collection of cars, and was working on one at the time of the incident

Leno enjoys showing off his extensive collection of cars, which are kept in pristine condition in his garage - with this pair of Buick Roadsters being his first cars when he moved to LA

Leno enjoys showing off his extensive collection of cars, which are kept in pristine condition in his garage – with this pair of Buick Roadsters being his first cars when he moved to LA

Leno is certainly not Grossman’s first notable patient, however. 

In 2013, rocker Travis Barker shared a photo with Grossman to his Facebook thanking the medical professional for his help recovering from severe injuries, presumably sustained in his 2008 plane crash

‘Went by Grossman Burn Center and visited Peter H. Grossman this morning. I had about 26 surgeries during the time I was at his burn center and 65% of my body was burnt,’ Barker wrote.

‘This dude saved my life along with his team. I owe him a lot,’ the Blink 182 drummer said.

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker (right) posted a photo with Dr. Grossman in 2013

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker (right) posted a photo with Dr. Grossman in 2013 

Leno, who according to NBC News, may need skin grafts for his burns is in good hands with Grossman, who also has worked along side J.R. Martinez raising money for burn victims. 

The comedian’s injuries specifically impacted the left side of his face and his hands, the source told NBC. 

Leno is receiving hyperbaric treatment, described as oxygen therapy that ‘can accelerate burn wound healing,’ according to the Grossman Burn Center

In a statement after the incident, 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.’

He later told TMZ that it was his friend, Dave, who saved his life, by jumping on him and smothering the flames. 

The host said that he was repairing a clogged fuel line when he got sprayed on his hands and face with gasoline.  

On Monday, Page Six also reported that Leno may need skin grafts as a result of the burns. 

George Swift, a mechanic in the comedian’s personal garage, told ET that it was a steam car that sent Leno to the hospital. 

‘It was a steam car. This steam was made by gas. It got sprayed, as a gas,’ Swift, a mechanic who works at the garage, said.  

‘He called me, and he told me there was a fire and the fire department is coming,’ the employee continued. 

In a separate interview with Access Hollywood, Swift said that Leno is ‘going to be fine.’ He added: ‘It’s nothing life-threatening. He’s in great spirits, but you know, it’s going to take a while.’ 

Leno - whose eye and ear was not affected in the blaze - has been taken to the burn ward at Grossman Burn Center

Leno – whose eye and ear was not affected in the blaze – has been taken to the burn ward at Grossman Burn Center

The Burbank Fire Department also spoke with ET and confirmed that they were dispatched to Leno’s luxury garage around 12.30pm Saturday for reports of a fire. 

Upon arriving at the scene in the 3100 block of North Damon Way, ‘one adult male’ was assessed and treated. 

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Leno was transported to a local emergency room and then taken to the Grossman Burn Center for further care. 

A spokesperson for the medical center told People: ‘Jay wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition and receiving treatment … for burns that he received to his face and hands from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend.’

She continued: ‘ He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his condition and well wishes. [He] wants to let everyone know he is doing well and is in “the best burn center in the United States.”‘

The Burbank Police Department told DailyMail.com that they were not called to the scene of the fire. 

Leno had previously shared details on his extensive collection of Barrons.com, sharing more details on how he acquired the lot of old-school cars. 

The steam cars, which he had said are ‘reliable and dependable,’ require a boiler to heat water to steam which then is used to drive a piston that turns the vehicle’s wheels.

In 2021, the ‘Tonight Show’ veteran was actually stopped in his 1906 Stanley Steamer for speeding on Interstate 405 in California. 

Leno’s steam collection includes ‘cars, stationary engines, and even an enormous Advance steam tractor,’ according to the 2021 story published by Barrons. 

Iconic TV host Jay Leno, 72,  confirmed that he suffered serious facial burns and been hospitalized after a car in his garage set alight on Saturday

Iconic TV host Jay Leno, 72,  confirmed that he suffered serious facial burns and been hospitalized after a car in his garage set alight on Saturday 

A Mercer Type 35J 'Raceabout' was the first mass produced dual purpose sports/race car produced in the pre WW1 era and will set you back almost 1 million USD and is part of Jay Leno's extensive car collection

A Mercer Type 35J ‘Raceabout’ was the first mass produced dual purpose sports/race car produced in the pre WW1 era and will set you back almost 1 million USD and is part of Jay Leno’s extensive car collection

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