'This is a brand new face': Jay Leno reveals recovery after car fire

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US comedian Jay Leno has revealed his "brand caller face" aft 1 of his vintage cars burst into flames successful November, leaving him with third-degree burns.

The erstwhile Tonight Show host, who was near with a scarred cervix and jaw, showed disconnected his healed look successful a TV interview.

The 72-year-old suffered superior burns to his hands and chest erstwhile 1 of his cars erupted into flames portion helium was moving connected it successful the store of his Los Angeles location connected 12 November.

He was hospitalised and doctors utilized impermanent tegument grafts arsenic portion of his treatment.

Speaking connected the Kelly Clarkson Show, Leno said helium had a "brand caller face" and described what happened arsenic "pretty bad".

He said: "This is simply a marque caller face, it's unbelievable!

"What happened is, I was moving connected a car and got a look afloat of gasoline and it caught fire."

Leno was adjacent successful bully capable spirits to gag astir his injuries, adding: "I had been eating a Flamin' Hot Dorito and erstwhile I spot into it, it acceptable my look connected fire."

But helium continued: "It was interesting, each third-degree burns, it was beauteous bad, it was beauteous bad… This is similar a marque caller face."

Leno antecedently told NBC's Today amusement helium was moving connected his 1907 White Motor Co steam-powered car with a person erstwhile helium noticed the vehicle's substance enactment was clogged.

He said erstwhile helium tried to unclog it and blew immoderate aerial done the line, helium received a "face afloat of gas" and caught fire.

 Grossman Burn Center

Image: The comedian suffered third-degree burns to his face. Pic: Grossman Burn Center

The presenter was taken to infirmary and past sent to the Grossman Burn Centre successful Los Angeles, wherever helium received hyperbaric attraction - an oxygen therapy that "can accelerate pain coiled healing," according to the centre's website.

Previous pictures of his attraction showed him bandaged up and lying successful a hyperbaric chamber.

Days aft helium was released from the pain centre, Leno returned to stand-up with a sold-out show astatine the Comedy & Magic Club successful California.

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The comedian is an avid car collector and has much than 200 vehicles housed astatine a store successful Burbank, northbound of Los Angeles.

He near the Tonight Show successful 2014.

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