Tim Allen Gives Update on Jay Leno After Visiting Him in Hospital

Tim Allen gave insight into his visit with Jay Leno, who is recovering at a burn center following non-fatal injuries from a gasoline fire.

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Nov 18, 2022 3:40 AMTags
Watch: Tim Allen Says Jay Leno Looks "Handsome" & "Happy" After Hospital Visit

Tim Allen is providing a hopeful health update on Jay Leno.

The Toy Story actor spoke with paparazzi outside the Grossman Burn Center on Nov. 17, saying that Leno was feeling better after the comedian suffered burns from a gasoline fire.

Allen, in footage obtained by TMZ, said Leno appeared happy and in good spirits.

"He's feeling better," Allen said in the video. "We did some jokes, which is what we do. We commiserated."

Allen said Leno's face won't be disfigured as of result of the burns, and joked that the former Tonight Show host will look like actor George Clooney once he's recovered.

"He's handsome and he's happy," Allen said. "The hospital is doing a great job taking care of him."

Allen's visit comes three days after Leno issued his own statement on Nov. 14 regarding the incident.

"I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire," Leno said in a statement. "I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet."

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The Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles also affirmed that Leno is fairing well following the burns.

"Jay Leno is in stable condition," the statement read, per KTLA, "and he's receiving treatment here at the burn center to his face and his hands from a gasoline accident in his garage over the weekend."

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His doctor, Dr. Peter Grossman, told NBC Los Angeles that he expects the 72-year-old to make a full recovery.

"He's walking around and he's cracking jokes. I can tell you he's incredibly kind to our nursing staff," Grossman shared. "He's been appreciative of everybody here and he's an ideal patient, and one who understands the seriousness of his injury."

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