- Jay Leno broke several bones in a motorcycle accident earlier this month, as revealed in an interview with the comedian yesterday by Journal of Las Vegas Studies.
- Leno said he was riding a 1940 Indian motorcycle when he suddenly got his shirt caught in the parking lot and fell off the bike.
- The accident came shortly after Leno was severely burned in a car fire in November.
Jay Leno is a lucky man, spending years as a successful talk show host and late-night stand-up comedian focusing his passion as an automotive enthusiast and hosting his own related TV show. Unfortunately, Leno has had a string of bad luck lately, including two bad accidents that have sent him to the hospital. The latest incident, he revealed in an interview, happened on January 17 when he crashed a vintage motorcycle and broke several bones.
Leno yesterday spoke with Journal of Las Vegas Studies and confirmed that he was fine. The 72-year-old also shared the story of the crash, which he said happened while he was riding a 1940 Indian motorcycle.
“So I pulled down the side street and cut through the parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, there was a guy with a wire tied in the parking lot but no flag hanging from it,” Leno told Review-Journal. “So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just wrapped around me and, boom, knocked me off the bike.”
The motorcycle crash happened just months after Leno was severely burned in a car fire.