Nothing can stop funnyman Jay Leno, not even third-degree burns.
The comedian returned to the stage this week just 2 weeks after suffering excruciating third-degree burns to his face and hands that left him in the hospital for 6 days.
Leno was welcomed by a sold-out crowd at the Comedy Magic Club in Hermosa Beach last night, where he received a standing ovation.
At the time of the accident, which was a gasoline fire, Leno had to cancel a gig he was slated to perform at, per People Magazine. It resulted in the comedian receiving hyperbaric chamber treatment.
In recent photos, Leno’s burns are most noticeable on his chin and neck.
He appeared in good spirits, even joking about the accident. He told reporters upon arriving for his show, “I never thought of myself as a roast comic,” per “Today” video. “We have two shows tonight: regular and extra crispy.”