Jay Leno reveals he broke bones in motorcycle accident months after catching fire in his garage

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Last year Jay Leno suffered severe burns when a fire broke out while he was working on cars in his garage, but his injury troubles didn’t stop there.

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Speaking with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Leno answered a question about how he’d been feeling post-fire with some more scary news.

“It’s so funny you should say that,” the former talkshow host said. “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.”

In another interview with NBC News on Jan. 27 Leno did say he’s feeling fine, injuries and all. The motorcycle accident occurred on Jan. 17.

Leno had been working on the bike and took it out for a test drive when he started to smell leaking gasoline. He then attempted to pull into an empty parking lot.

“So I turn around, I start to cut through a parking lot. And there was a wire across two poles which was not marked and boom, I just got – it clotheslined me, hit me in the the neck and threw me off the bike,” he said. “And the bike kept going and I was laying on the ground. So that’s about the end of that.”

He even kept a sense of humor about the whole ordeal saying “It’s a 72-year-old guy driving an 83-year-old motorcycle. So what can happen, really, when you think about it?”

Leno said he will go ahead with a planned stand up comedy tour.

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