02.03.2023 / 00:21
Jay Leno shows off 'new face' after suffering third-degree burns
Not even four months ago, Jay Leno was in intensive care getting skin grafts for third-degree burns he suffered during a terrible accident. Now, he's back to work and making an appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," showing off his "new face." In a clip from today's episode, Leno walks out to a rousing round of applause and a standing ovation. After lamenting that he missed a previously scheduled appearance on the show because of the accident, Clarkson told him, "You look great though!" "This is a brand new face," he told her. The comment got a reaction from the audience, and Leno looked out and insisted, "It is, it's unbelievable." He explained, "What happened, I was working on a car and I got a face full of gasoline and it caught fire, and I had been eating a flaming hot Dorito and when I bit into it, it set my face on …" Clarkson and the audience cut him off with laughter, but he continued on a slightly more serious note.