Comedian Jay Leno revealed his new face after recovering from a car fire in November that left him with second and third-degree burns.

Leno reflected on his accident and recovery while appearing on the Kelly Clarkson Show, where he showed his “brand new face.” He explained that he was working on a car “with a face full of gasoline,” which eventually resulted in a fire and severe burns.

After joking that the accident occurred because he had “been eating a flaming hot Dorito” which set his face on fire, he called the accident “interesting” and said his third-degree burns were “pretty bad.”


Kelly Clarkson said she could not “tell at all” and was amazed by his new face and recovery process, to which Leno jokingly responded, “yea, you’d think there’d be a zipper here or something.”

The former Tonight Show host was in good spirits throughout the interview, joking he has a “brand new ear” and that “only for the second time in my career am I the new face of comedy.”

Leno seems to have fully recovered from his injuries. Having previously returned to the stage just two weeks after his accident, he is now ready for the new season of his game show You Bet Your Life, which was recently renewed for a third season.

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