Jay Leno Suffers “Serious Medical Emergency”

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Comedian Jay Leno, who also is famous for being the former host of The Tonight Show, cancelled a scheduled performance at a financial conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 10th. The Financial Brand’s conference, titled The Forum, had Leno slated to perform from 7-8pm at the Aria Convention Center West.

According to PEOPLE, The Financial Group sent out an email to attendees revealing that Leno had cancelled his performance.

Part of the email read:

“His family was not able to provide us very many details, but there was a very serious medical emergency that is preventing Jay from traveling. All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”

Multiple outlets reached out to Leno’s representatives, but had not heard back at the time of publication. In 2019, Leno revealed he had been diagnosed with high cholesterol and a blockage in his heart, and has been outspoken about raising awareness on high cholesterol and how to check yourself.

See his segment on The Today Show, where he talks about his condition, below.

Update Nov. 14 12pm PST: 

Leno himself made a statement to Variety, explaining what happened:

“I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”

TMZ was the first to report on Monday (Nov. 14) that Leno had suffered burns on his face (but not his eyes or ears) after a fire ignited in his car garage. The publication reported that Leno was admitted to the Grossman Burn Center.

We will pray for Jay and hope he has a speedy recovery!