Jay Leno Involved In Another Accident A Week Before His Show Is Canceled

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Another accident and now his show's been canceled.

Jay Leno's Garage has reportedly been canceled at CNBC, with the Hollywood Reporter reporting that the channel is seeing a significant restructuring to its primetime schedule. This news comes just a day after reports that Leno suffered multiple broken bones in a motorcycle accident on January 17th. Thankfully, the 72-year-old has already told media outlets that he's in good spirits and currently doing well.

This unfortunate news comes a few months after the comedian and former late-night show host was sent to the hospital with third-degree burns to his face after his 1907 White Motor Co. steam-powered car sparked and caught fire. All things considered, it's been a very difficult few months for the guy.

Jay Leno's Garage / YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube

As for this motorcycle accident, it seems another unfortunate series of events. Reportedly, he had been working on one of his vintage motorcycles and decided to take it for a test drive to see how it was doing. On that ride, he apparently noticed the smell of gasoline and decided to pull down a side street.

"So 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 Las Vegas Review-Journal. "So, you know, I didn't see it until it was too late. It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike."

He suffered from a broken collarbone, two broken ribs, and two cracked kneecaps thanks to the accident. He was wary of breaking the news when it happened due to the overwhelming amount of coverage his burn accident received last November, which explains the weeklong delay.

Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube

Whether CNBC knew about his recent accident or not is yet to be seen, but the timing is certainly unfortunate for both parties involved. Jay Leno's Garage, which has run for seven seasons starting in 2014, was originally a web series that was picked up after a one-off special on CNBC.

It was one of the network's most successful shows during that time, winning a Primetime Emmy Award and bringing on big names like President Joe Biden, Francis Ford Coppola, and Jerry Seinfeld, to name a few. For us car enthusiasts, it featured some truly incredible cars, from a Tesla Model S-powered Porsche 912 to the quad-turbo Bugatti EB110 and everything in between.

It was a great show about car people geeking out about cool cars, and it's a shame it has to come to an end. It's not impossible it won't get picked up by a streaming service, but given Jay Leno's recent accidents, we wouldn't be surprised if he wanted to take some time off from TV.

Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube

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