Tim Allen shares an update on Jay Leno’s recovery after visiting him in the hospital

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Tim Allen shared a comforting update on Jay Leno’s recovery after the former “Tonight Show” host suffered burns to his face, hands and chest in a gasoline fire on Saturday.

The 69-year-old actor took to Twitter after visiting his old friend on Thursday at the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old car collector was injured after a fire broke out while he was working on one of his vehicles.

“I went to see my friend Leno in the hospital after his burn accident,” Allen wrote.

He continued, “I brought some goodies and car magazines. He has bad burns and looks like he just stubbed his toe.”

Tim Allen, left, shared a comforting update on Jay Leno’s recovery after the former “Tonight Show” host suffered burns in a gasoline fire.
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“The due (sic) is a superhero. Great care will make him well soon,” he added.

Allen also seemed in good spirits as he spoke to paparazzi as he left the hospital. “Jay is good,” he said in a music video obtained by Fox News Digital. “It’s great because he feels better.”

“He’s feeling better,” repeated the “Toy Story” star with a smile. “I brought him some car magazines. We cracked some jokes, and that’s what we do. We felt sorry. We just connected as friends.”

When asked what the comedian’s face looked like, Allen replied, “Face looks great.”

Tim Allen, left, took to Twitter after visiting his longtime friend Jay Leno in hospital on Thursday.

Tim Allen, left, took to Twitter after visiting his longtime friend Jay Leno in hospital on Thursday.
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“It didn’t look very good at first,” he added with a laugh.

“He’s going for the George Clooney look,” joked the “Home Improvement” alumnus. “You’ll be surprised.”

“He’s handsome, and he’s happy, and the hospital has done a great job for him,” Allen said.

A passionate car enthusiast, Leno hosts the CNBC series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which follows the New York native as he travels the country in search of classic cars. Allen has made nine guest appearances on the show. Leno has also guest-starred on Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing”, playing an auto mechanic.

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Leno was working under one of his steam-powered cars at his Big Dog Garage in Burbank, California, when the fire started.

“I suffered severe burns from a gasoline fire. I’m fine. I need a week or two to get back on my feet,” Leno told Fox News Digital earlier this week.

On Thursday, Leno underwent hyperbaric treatment, which his doctor Peter Grossman explained is intended to reduce swelling, improve blood flow with proper oxygenation and reduce bacteria counts, in a video obtained by “Inside Edition.”

Since being hospitalized, Leno has had surgery and another surgery is scheduled for later this week. The stand-up comic’s surgery was a “surgical excision and grafting procedure.”

Jay Leno was working under one of his steam-powered cars at his Big Dog Garage in Burbank, California, when the fire started.

Jay Leno was working under one of his steam-powered cars at his Big Dog Garage in Burbank, California, when the fire started.
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Initially, Leno suffered “deep second-degree” and possibly third-degree burns gasoline fire.

Grossman told “Inside Edition” that Leno’s scars from the severe burns “will be visible for the foreseeable future” and hopes they will be minimal or “maybe not at all.”

At a news conference Wednesday, Grossman told reporters he expects Leno to make a full recovery.

“His injuries are serious, his condition is good,” he said.

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“He walks around and he jokes. I can tell you he’s incredibly nice to our nursing staff,” added Grossman. “He’s appreciated everyone here, and he’s an ideal patient and someone who understands the severity of his injury.”

Fox News Digital’s Stephanie Giang-Paunon contributed to this report.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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