WASHINGTON (TND) — Jay Leno has broken multiple bones in what he described as a motorcycle crash, according to a report.
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," he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal's John Katsilometes.
Leno said it happened on Jan. 17. He said he was testing out a 1940 motorcycle and noticed the scent of leaking gas.
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 told Katsilometes. “So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clothesline me and, boom, knocked me off the bike.
But, he said, he's still able to work.
“But I’m OK,” Leno told Katsilometes. “I’m OK, I’m working. I’m working this weekend.”
The crash comes two months after the 72-year-old comedian suffered severe burns on his face, hands, and chest in a gasoline fire when he was working on another vintage vehicle in his garage.
In November, Leno underwent surgery and was hospitalized for nine days after the fire.