AceShowbiz - Jay Leno can't be stopped. The 72-year-old comedian, who is known for his love for cars and motorbikes, has been spotted out and about in town despite breaking his bones in a recent motorbike accident.
The former "The Tonight Show" host was spotted for the first time since the motorbike accident in Burbank. In footage obtained by TMZ, he was seen wearing an arm sling but was able to walk on his own when picking up food from Philly's Best. The clip was reportedly taken just one day after the accident.
Jay wore a blue long-sleeve shirt and light blue jeans during the outing. Besides the obvious broken collarbone that was shown with the presence of the arm sling, he didn't show signs of other significant injuries that affected his mobility.
Speaking to TMZ on Friday, January 27, Jay said he won't stop riding motorcycles despite his recent accident. He admitted that everyone keeps telling him to stop, but he insisted that "when you're 72, crashing a motorcycle is better than slipping in a walk-in bathtub." He further stressed, "Once men get past the age of 40 you can't teach them anything!"
Sharing more details of the accident, the "Jay Leno's Garage" host said he didn't even realize the extent of his injuries after he was flying off his motorcycle when he was clotheslined by an unmarked wife stretching across a parking lot. He said he drove himself to the doctor, where he was diagnosed with broken bones.
As for the bike, Jay said it kept going after he was knocked off, crashing into a building. The bike is currently at his famous Burbank garage and he plans on fixing it.
The funnyman said he's not going to sue whoever strung up the wire without hanging a flag from it, because he's not a "lawsuit guy."
Jay got into the motorbike accident on January 17. "That was the first accident. OK? Then just last week, I got knocked off my motorcycle. So I've got a broken collarbone. I've got two broken ribs. I've got two cracked kneecaps. But I'm OK! I'm working," he said when referring to the 2022 fire in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He suffered a "broken collarbone, two broken ribs and two cracked kneecaps" in the accident.
Back in November 2022, Jay suffered serious burns to his face and hands when a vehicle at his Los Angeles garage burst into flames. He was taken immediately to the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles where he was treated for third-degree burns and spent 10 days receiving treatment, which included skin grafts from a skin bank.
Jay assured that he is recovering well from all his injuries and is set to make his return to the stage on March 31 at the Encore Theater at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas.