Jay Leno Breaks Several Bones in Motorcycle Crash


Jay Leno seems to be going through a period of bad luck lately. After suffering second-degree burns in a garage fire in November, the comedian had a new accident with a vintage motorcycle, leading to a few injuries.

Thankfully, the 72-year-old celebrity is recovering well and still plans on performing this weekend in Las Vegas.

Leno first talked about his motorcycle accident during an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The incident took place Jan. 17, as he was testing a vintage 1940 Indian motorcycle.

During the test drive, he noticed a smell of gasoline, which prompted him to check for leaks.

“So I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it,” Leno said. “So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike.”

As a result of the fall, the comedian suffered a broken collar bone, two broken ribs and two cracked kneecaps. While those injuries sound serious---and painful---Leno assured everyone he is OK now. He also confirmed he will be working this weekend doing his stand-up shows in Las Vegas as planned.

The comedian didn’t openly discuss his motorcycle accident prior to this interview because of the massive amount of media coverage of his recent burns.

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