Jay Leno makes triumphant return to stand-up after burn accident

Hermosa Beach, California - Comedian Jay Leno had quite the night on Sunday as the star made his big comeback to the stage for the first time after being severely injured in a car fire.

Iconic comedian Jay Leno made his return to the stand-up stage following injuries sustained from a car fire that left him hospitalized.
Iconic comedian Jay Leno made his return to the stand-up stage following injuries sustained from a car fire that left him hospitalized.  © TASOS KATOPODIS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

As Leno arrived with his wife Mavis for his sold out show at the Comedy & Magic Club over the weekend, he again had some car trouble: grazing the tire of a police car with his Tesla, according to TMZ.

Yet, the scratch was nothing compared to what he had just been through with car incidents, and he went on to do his set, delivering a few bits about another accident two weeks ago that left him hospitalized.

It was Leno's first time back on stage since he suffered second and third degree burns to the left half of his upper body, including his arm and face, after a fuel line burst while he was working on one of his vintage cars.

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The former Tonight Show host was forced to undergo multiple surgeries and treatment in a hyperbaric chamber as he recovered at the West Hills Grossman Burn Center.

Leno has been performing every Sunday at Comedy & Magic for years, and his comeback quickly sold out.

It's good to see the former TV host back doing what he does best, and he is scheduled for three more dates at Comedy & Magic in December.

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