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Jay Leno was seriously burned in a garage fire in Los Angeles on Saturday after one of his cars caught fire, the comedian announced.

“I got serious burns from a gasoline fire. I’m fine. It just takes a week or two to get back on my feet,” Leno said in a statement to NBC News on Monday.

According to Leno’s representative, Leno was working in his garage when the car caught fire. According to the comedian, he has approximately 180 cars and 160 motorcycles in his garage at the Hollywood Burbank Airport. DuPont registrya market and publication for collectors of rare and classic cars.

Jay Leno performs at the Gershwin Library of Congress tribute concert in Washington on March 4, 2020. File Shannon Finney/Getty Images

In a statement, the Burbank Fire Department said it responded to a medical emergency in the area of ​​Leno’s Garage at 12:28 a.m. Saturday. The patient, whose identity was not established in the department, was taken to the hospital.

The garage, which employs mechanics and support staff to service and restore cars from Leno’s collection, is also home to his company, Big Dog Productions.

In July, the DuPont Registry estimated that Leno’s car collection is worth just over $50 million, and his total worth is about half a billion dollars.

The garage, known among car fans for its ability to restore vehicles on its own, is home to two shows called Jay Leno’s Garage, one with weekly episodes on his 3.4 million-subscriber YouTube channel and his CNBC program featuring the stars and their cars .

It is not known which vehicle was involved. Many of Leno’s vehicles, including steam-powered models and a jet car, predated today’s safety and efficiency standards.

72-year-old comedian and former host of the “Tonight Show”. canceled a performance in Las Vegas scheduled for Sunday night due to a “very serious medical emergency” People reported.

He was first rushed to a Burbank hospital on Saturday and then flown to a burn center in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the incident told NBC News.

The show business veteran suffered burns on the left side of his face and was taken to Grossman Burn Center in West Hills, where he remains. This was first reported by TMZ and a rep for Leno confirmed. The flames did not enter Leno’s eyes or ears, the spokesman said.

Leno is a luminary in the automotive world, and his late-night show, reserved for top guests, has received that celebrity treatment.

His appearances at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California and the Audrain Concours + Motor Week in Newport, Rhode Island have made local headlines.

In 2017, Big Dog registered the name, sketch and signature of Jay Leno for a possible line of car care products.

The comedian said he is not spending the millions of dollars he earned hosting the “Tonight Show.” on cars or anything else — in his savings.

Leno has kept a relatively low profile at home, where he has been performing for years on free nights at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, where he was scheduled to perform on Nov. 20.

It is not known if the incident will affect the schedule of his CNBC show. A representative for that show did not immediately respond to a request for information. It is recorded long before each season airs.

All of his commitments for the week have been cancelled.

Dennis Romero and Gemma DiCazimirro contributed to.