A little over a week after suffering third-degree burns, a fire broke out in his Burbank garage , Jay Leno has He was released from the Grossman Burn Center, where he is being treated.
The center announced that the former
Tonight Show host was discharged from the hospital on Monday and shared the above with staff Leno’s photo.
“I am pleased with Jay’s progress and I am optimistic that he will make a full recovery,” Dr. Peter Grossman said in a statement.
Leno underwent surgery for burns on his face, chest and hands. After spending days at the facility, Leno will now be moved to the Grossman Outpatient Burn Clinic where he will receive follow-up care.
“Jay wants everyone to know how much he appreciates the care he has received and is so grateful for all the well wishes. He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with family and friends and Have a great holiday, everyone,” the Grossman Burn Center said in a news release.
In an update prior to , the agency said the comedian was “in good spirits” while undergoing treatment “. According to Grossman’s update Wednesday, some of the cuts on his face were “a little bit deeper and more worrisome” because they showed signs of progressing to third degrees, like burns.
Leno’s treatment included hyperbaric oxygen therapy to stimulate healing, and surgery to clean and shave the burned area. A temporary “biological skin substitute” was also placed in the area, Grossman said.
The fire started in Leno’s garage, where he kept his collection of cars and other motor vehicles. It’s unclear how the fire started in the first place.