Just two months after receiving serious burns from one of his vintage cars, American comedian Jay Leno has revealed he has been injured in a motorcycle crash.
Leno was reportedly riding through a car park when he was knocked off his 1940s motorcycle by a wire. The 72-year-old TV star received a broken collarbone, two broken ribs and cracks in both kneecaps as a result of the fall.
The accident actually happened earlier this month but Leno kept details until the weekend as he didn't want to create more media attention after his recent burns.
However, he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the incident, revealing how it happened when he was looking for somewhere to check his bike after noticing a strong scent of petrol.
“So I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it,” Leno said. “So, you know, I didn't see it until it was too late. It just clothesline me and, boom, knocked me off the bike”
It wasn't the only bad news Leno received over the weekend, with CNBC reportedly set to cancel his TV show, Jay Leno's Garage. The show, which features Leno driving one of his many cars with a celebrity guest, has aired on CNBC for seven seasons but according to The Hollywood Reporter the network is dropping the show as part of a shake-up of its primetime programming.
It's not clear what impact this change will have on his Jay Leno's Garage YouTube channel, if any.