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Jay Leno undergoes surgery for ‘serious’ burns suffered in weekend fire

Jay Leno underwent surgery for severe burns suffered when flames erupted as he labored on a classic automotive and stays hospitalized for additional therapy, the doctor overseeing his care stated Wednesday.

The former Tonight Show host was in good situation and his spouse, Mavis, is with him on the Grossman Burn Center north of Los Angeles, stated 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. Last weekend, Leno suffered burns to his face, fingers and chest that the plastic surgeon categorized as second-degree or verging on extra extreme.

Some of the facial wounds “are a bit bit deeper and a bit extra regarding” as a result of they’re exhibiting indicators of progressing to third-degree, as can occur with burns, Grossman stated.

Treatment supposed to maintain the burns from getting worse consists of high-pressure oxygen remedy to stimulate therapeutic, together with surgery in which the burn wounds are cleaned and shaved away, he stated. A short lived “organic pores and skin substitute” is positioned over the world, he stated.

Full restoration anticipated

Leno got here by one surgery effectively and a second is deliberate this week, Grossman stated. The comic is up and strolling, telling jokes and is a success with the workers, even giving out cookies to younger sufferers, he stated.

The fire occurred on the Burbank storage the place Leno shops his famed assortment of vehicles and different motor automobiles, the physician stated. In an announcement earlier this week, Leno referred to the burns as “severe” however stated he would wish solely “per week or two to get again on my toes.”

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

“I needed to inform him that he must step again a bit bit and simply notice that a few of this takes time,” he stated. “He’s very compliant, he understands that. I feel he is realizing that he does must maybe take it a bit slower than he initially anticipated.”

The physician stated 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.

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