Update: Jay Leno is reportedly at the Grossman Burn center after a fire broke out at the garage where he stories his famous cars.
According to TMZ, Leno has serious burns to the left side of his face.
Former “The Tonight” show host Jay Leno canceled a performance in Las Vegas on Sunday after suffering a “serious medical emergency,” according to a new report.
Leno, 72, was scheduled to take the stage at a financial conference on Sunday night when he had an undisclosed health issue, according to an email to Forum 2022 attendees from The Financial Brand obtained by People magazine.
“His family was not able to provide us very many details, but there was a very serious medical emergency that is preventing Jay from traveling,” the email stated. “All we know is that he is alive, so our prayers go out to him and his family tonight.”
The comedian’s current condition is unknown, but has previously been diagnosed with high cholesterol and revealed a blockage in his heart in 2019. Leno said he was taking medication and using a portable EKG device that monitors his heart rhythm and detects irregular heartbeats.
“There’s a lot of people walking around (with risk of heart attacks or strokes), they’re just time bombs. You’ve got all this cholesterol, you don’t realize it until it actually hits, you know?” Leno previously said. “It’s like in a car, if even one piece of dirt gets in the eye of the needle of the jet, and boom and no more gas comes through. And that’s what happens with your heart.”
Leno, who hosted “The Tonight Show” from 1992 to 2009, currently hosts the game show “You Bet Your Life” and “Jay Leno’s Garage.” He recently performed two shows at del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo and his garage hosted the Hot Wheels Legends Tour finals on Saturday.