TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Jay Leno is recovering from broken bones sustained in a motorcycle accident just two months after being injured in a fire at his Los Angeles garage.
The comedian told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the fire, which left him with severe burns to his upper body and part of his face, was just the first accident.
“It was the first accident. OKAY? Then last week I got knocked off my motorcycle,” Leno told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Thursday. “So I have a broken collarbone. I have two broken ribs. I have two cracked kneecaps.
The Review-Journal said the motorcycle accident happened Jan. 17 while Leno was testing a 1940s bicycle. He said he was pulled from the bike by a wire strung across the parking lot.
“So, you know, I didn’t see him until it was too late. It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike,” Leno told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. «The bike went on, and you know how it works.»
Leno said he did not go public with the accident due to coverage of the fire last November.
«You know, after you get burned, you get this one for free,» Leno told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, you crash planes. You just want to keep your head down (laughs).
Despite burns and broken bones, Leno is preparing to return to the Las Vegas Strip in March.