Tim Allen says Jay Leno is still ‘handsome’ after sustaining face burns
Tim Allen joked Jay Leno will look like George Clooney after he recovers from third-degree burns.
The “Last Man Standing” star visited the former “Tonight Show” host at the hospital where he’s been since Sunday after one of his classic cars caught fire in a freak accident.
“He’s feeling better,” Allen told paparazzi. “We did some jokes, which is what we do. We commiserated.”
Despite sustaining burns to his face, hands and chest, Leno is expected to make a full recovery.
“He’s handsome and he’s happy,” Allen said. “The hospital is doing a great job taking care of him.”
A bandaged Leno, 72, spent time in a hyperbaric chamber this week to help the healing process, with his doctor explaining that the tank decreases swelling, increases blood flow and reduces bacteria.
Dr. Peter Grossman also shared Wednesday that the “Jay Leno’s Garage” host was in “good” condition after undergoing one surgery that was described as a “grafting procedure.” He will also have a second surgery this week.
“His injuries are serious, his condition is good,” the doctor said, adding that Leno “did well” during the first surgery.
“He is in good spirits …” Grossman shared.
Leno explained earlier this week that he had been working on his 115-year-old car when a fuel leak and a simultaneous spark in the 1907 White Steam Car triggered an explosion.
The TV personality credited his friend Dave for saving him by jumping on the flames to snuff them out.
“I am OK,” Leno said in a statement. “Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
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