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Comedian Jay Leno to perform in Easton months after fire, motorcycle accident

Courtesy of State Theater Center for the Arts
Jay Leno performs in Easton in April.

EASTON, Pa. — Jay Leno isn't putting the brakes on his tour despite some back-to-back health scares.

After surviving a horrific car fire last November, followed by a dangerous motorcycle accident two months later, the comedian will continue with his tour and perform for audiences in the Lehigh Valley on Friday, April 7, at the State Theatre Center for the Arts.

  • Months after surviving a dangerous car fire and motorcycle accident, Jay Leno is touring again
  • The comedian and former "Tonight Show" host will appear Friday, April 7 at the State Theatre in Easton
  • Tickets start at $79

Leno on the mend

The former “Tonight Show" host suffered a number of broken bones after being injured on a motorcycle on Jan. 17.

He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was "OK," but fractured his collarbone and two ribs and cracked his kneecaps in the accident.

Months before, Leno, 72, suffered burns on his face, hands and chest during a gasoline fire while repairing a fuel line on a vintage car in Burbank, Calif.

He spent nine days at Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital recovering from his injuries and undergoing two skin graft surgeries.

Both incidents stem from his passion for restoring old vehicles, which he documented on the CNBC series, “Jay Leno’s Garage."

He also hosts a revival of the game show “You Bet Your Life.”

'New face' of comedy

Leno wasted no time getting heading to work.

Within six days of leaving the burn center, Leno was back onstage, performing standup at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach near Los Angeles.

Leno also returned to his garage to work on more cars soon after.

He told People in December, “I know how bad it could have been. But I’m okay. And I’m sure I’ll continue to do the same stupid things I’ve always done. Just maybe a little bit more carefully.”

In early March, Leno debuted his "brand-new face" during an appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

When Clarkson told him it was hard to tell he had surgery on his face, Leno replied, "You think there’d be a zipper here or something," while pointing to his jawline. "But no. Only for the second time in my career am I the new face of comedy. I got it once in the ’80s, and now I get it again.”

Tickets to Leno's show are $79 - $109.