Tim Allen gave the general public an replace on Jay Leno’s situation on Thursday, November 17, after visiting the hospital the place the previous Tonight Present host was recovering from burns sustained in a gasoline hearth 4 days prior.
“Jay is nice,” Allen informed TMZ on his means out of the Grossman Burn Heart in West Hills, CA. “It’s fantastic as a result of he’s feeling higher. … I took him some automotive magazines. We did some jokes, which is what we do. We commiserated. We simply linked as associates.”
“He’s going for the George Clooney look. You’re gonna be shocked,” Allen added. “He’s good-looking, and he’s pleased, and the hospital is doing an amazing job caring for him.”
In accordance with TMZ, Leno suffered extreme burns to his face, palms, and chest in a automotive hearth whereas engaged on his 1907 White Steam Automobile in his storage in Burbank, CA, on Sunday, November 13. In a press release after the incident, Leno stated, “I received some severe burns from a gasoline hearth. I’m OK. Simply want every week or two to get again on my ft.”
Dr. Peter Grossman, the plastic surgeon who’s the medical director on the heart, additionally gave an replace on Leno on Thursday. “All issues thought-about, he’s doing fairly nicely,” the physician stated on CNN This Morning. “He’s received some severe accidents, however he’s received a really constructive angle, and hopefully, with a bit of little bit of time, he’ll be dwelling and again to work sooner or later.”
Grossman additionally addressed the video he launched Leno inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, a video that the physician himself allowed to be launched. The video doesn’t present Leno’s face, however it does present his bandaged arms and palms gesticulating animatedly as he chats with a girl working the chamber.
“He goes in there a pair instances a day,” Grossman stated. “The aim of the oxygen chamber is to lower a number of the swelling that happens with damage. It additionally will increase the oxygenation to the tissue, which is useful within the therapeutic course of, and reduces micro organism that may happen in all forms of totally different wounds and significantly in burn wounds as nicely.”
Grossman stated on CNN that it’s too early to know the way a lot scarring Leno could have. “We’re hoping to get him as near the pre-injury standing as we are able to, however his accidents are severe,” he stated.