Jay Leno broke multiple bones in motorcycle accident weeks after burning his face

Jay Leno broke several bones in a motorcycle accident last week, just two months after setting his face on fire while working on a different vehicle.

“I’ve got a broken collarbone. I’ve got two broken ribs. I’ve got two cracked kneecaps,” Leno told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview published Thursday. “But I’m OK!”

Leno, 72, said he was driving a 1940 Indian motorcycle on Jan. 17 near the Burbank, Calif. garage that houses his huge car collection when he smelled a gas leak.

“I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it,” Leno told the Review-Journal. “I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike.”

The motorcycle kept rolling without him, and Leno eventually landed back in the hospital.

In November, Leno was working on a 1907 White Steam Car in his famous garage when he accidentally set his face on fire. There was a problem with a fuel line, and Leno was holding a pilot light when fuel fell out onto his face.

Unlike in that incident, Leno didn’t speak publicly about the motorcycle accident until his chat with the Review-Journal.

“You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free,” Leno said. “After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You just want to keep your head down.”