Sorry to hear my friend Jay Leno has hit another obstacle in his recovery from burns received when petrol fumes caught alight under the hood of one of his vintage cars.
As a former mechanic he has a reputation for being 'hands-on' with his collection.
Jay had taken his 1940 Indian motorcycle and sidecar outfit for a test run after smelling a petrol leak.
Returning to his garage he took a side street, and intended to cut across a parking lot for a short cut.
However, the owner had strung a nylon cable across the entrance (and, contrary to the law, had not hung flags on the cable to alert people to its existence).
What happened next was entirely predictable. Jay hit the cable and came off the bike ending up with a broken collarbone, two broken ribs and cracked kneecaps.
The 72-year-old comedian and car enthusiast spent 10 days in the Grossman Burn Center after the engine fire incident, but despite the broken bones he’s philosophical. “I’m feeling okay now, but realise I’m nowhere near as brave as Harrison Ford. I mean he crashes airplanes for his Indiana Jones movies! And he’s 80!”
Further sad news for Jay, and fans of the 'Jay Leno's Garage' reality show. CNBC has declined to renew the show for another season.
Coincidentally, I'll be in Los Angeles next month, so I'm planning to pay a 'Get Well' visit to the Garage.
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