Jay Leno undergoes surgical procedure for 'critical' burns suffered in weekend hearth

Jay Leno underwent surgical procedure for critical burns suffered when flames erupted as he labored on a traditional car and stays hospitalized for extra remedy, the doctor overseeing his care mentioned Wednesday.

the earlier Tonight current host was in good situation and his spouse, Mavis, is with him on the Grossman Burn coronary heart north of l. a., mentioned Peter H. Grossman, medical director of the centre at West Hills Hospital.

“he is in good spirits at this time,” Grossman informed a televised information convention. final weekend, Leno suffered burns to his face, palms and chest that the plastic surgeon categorized as second-diploma or verging on extra extreme.

a quantity of the facial wounds “are a little bit bit deeper and a little bit extra regarding” as a end result of they’re displaying indicators of progressing to third-diploma, as can happen with burns, Grossman mentioned.

remedy alleged to maintain the burns from getting worse consists of extreme-strain oxygen remedy to stimulate therapeutic, collectively with surgical procedure by which the burn wounds are cleaned and shaved away, he mentioned. a quick lived “organic pores and skin substitute” is positioned over the world, he mentioned.

Full restoration anticipated

Leno obtained here by one surgical procedure effectively and a second is deliberate this week, Grossman mentioned. The comic is up and strolling, telling jokes and is a success with the workers, even giving out cookies to youthful sufferers, he mentioned.

the hearth occurred on the Burbank storage the place Leno shops his famed assortment of vehicles and completely different motor automobiles, the doctor mentioned. In an announcement earlier this week, Leno referred to the burns as “critical” however mentioned he would want solely “every week or two to get again on my toes.”

Grossman mentioned he appreciated Leno’s eagerness however has cautioned him to be lifelike.

“I needed to inform him that he should step again a little bit bit and simply discover that simply a few of this takes time,” he mentioned. “he is very compliant, he understands that. i really feel he is realizing that he does should maybe take it a little bit slower than he initially anticipated.”

The doctor mentioned he expects Leno to make a full restoration however that it was too early to know if there can be “remnants” of the harm. He did not elaborate.