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Jay Leno receives hyperbaric chamber treatment after he suffered ‘serious burns’ in gasoline fire

Comedian and after classic car collector jay leno The 72-year-old, who suffered “severe burns” in a gasoline fire while working on one of his vehicles on Saturday, underwent hyperbaric treatment.

The talk show host was seen in a hyperbaric chamber, which Leno’s doctor, Peter Grossman, explained reduces inflammation, increases blood flow with good oxygen and decreases bacteria, according to a video “inside version,

Leno is seen in a blue hospital gown and both hands are bandaged, with his left arm wrapped nearly to his elbow.

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the former “The Tonight Show” Star Saturday, was taken to the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles in Burbank fire Department Officials confirmed to Fox News Digital.

Jay Leno is seen in a hyperbaric chamber, which Leno's doctor explains is believed to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow with better oxygenation, and reduce bacteria.

Jay Leno is seen in a hyperbaric chamber, which Leno’s doctor explains is believed to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow with better oxygenation, and reduce bacteria.
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In a statement to Fox News Digital, Amy Bennett, director of strategic communications at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, said the television icon was treated for facial and arm injuries from a gasoline accident in her “garage.”

Comedian and classic car collector Jay Leno hurt "severe burns" Gasoline caught fire while working on one of his vehicles on Sunday.

Comedian and classic car collector Jay Leno was “severely burned” in a gasoline-fuelled fire on Sunday while working on one of his vehicles.
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Grossman told reporters that Leno suffered “severe burns to his face and hands” as well as his chest while working under a car in Burbank, California, on Saturday.

jay leno faced "severe burns to his face and hands," Dr. Peter Grossman told reporters that along with his chest while working under a car on Saturday.

Dr. Peter Grossman told reporters that Jay Leno suffered “significant burns to his face and hands” as well as burns to his chest while working under a car on Saturday.
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Since he’s been in the hospital, the comedian has had surgery and has another one planned for later this week. Leno’s surgery was a “surgical excision and grafting procedure”.

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“They have had skin grafts that are not their own, which means we have skin banks or donor skin, that’s what we do as a first step,” Grossman updated the media outlet.

Initially, Leno suffered “deep second-degree” and possibly third-degree burns. Car on fire.

Grossman told “internal version” Leno’s scars from severe burns “will be visible for the foreseeable future” and are expected to be minimal or “probably not at all.”

The doctor believes that the comedian will return to work when he recovers and does not anticipate that it will take months.

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“I think he’s the kind of guy who’s going to step up.”

Leno’s doctor gave an update on the comedian’s health during a press conference on Wednesday, revealing, “His injuries are serious, he’s in good condition.”

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“He did well with that surgery,” updated Grossman. “She is in good spirits today.”

Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright and Lauryn Overholtz contributed to this report.