Jay Leno shares photo of burn injuries after release from medical center

Jay Leno was released from a California burn center Monday, less than two weeks after he suffered serious wounds in a car fire, the medical center said.

A photo shared by the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles offered the first look at the former “Tonight Show” host since he sustained what his doctor described as deep second-degree burns and possibly third-degree burns to his face, chest and hands.

Jay Leno's burns on his face, neck and hand. (Grossman Burn Center)
Jay Leno’s burns on his face, neck and hand. (Grossman Burn Center) 

“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 had undergone one surgery and had at least another scheduled when Grossman gave an update on the comedian’s condition last Wednesday.

The New Rochelle, N.Y., native, 72, was badly burned when a car he was working beneath at his L.A. garage burst into flames on Nov. 12.

Leno will receive further treatment at an outpatient clinic, the burn center said.

“Jay would like to let everyone know how thankful he is for the care he received, and is very appreciative of all of the well wishes,” the burn center said in a statement Monday. “He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.”

Grossman said last week that Leno appeared to avoid nerve damage but called his facial wounds “a little more concerning.”

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