LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Leno underwent surgical procedure for critical burns suffered when flames erupted as he labored on a classic automotive and stays hospitalized for additional therapy, the doctor overseeing his care stated Wednesday.

The previous “Tonight Present” host was in good situation and his spouse, Mavis, is with him on the Grossman Burn Middle north of Los Angeles, stated Peter H. Grossman, medical director of the middle at West Hills Hospital.

“He’s in good spirits at the moment,” Grossman advised a televised information convention. Final weekend, Leno suffered burns to his face, palms and chest that the plastic surgeon categorized as second-degree or verging on extra extreme.

A few of the facial wounds “are somewhat bit deeper and somewhat extra regarding” as a result of they’re exhibiting indicators of progressing to third-degree, as can occur with burns, Grossman stated.

Remedy meant to maintain the burns from worsening consists of high-pressure oxygen remedy to stimulate therapeutic, together with surgical procedure wherein the burn wounds are cleaned and shaved away, he stated. A short lived “organic pores and skin substitute” is positioned over the realm, he stated.

Leno got here by way of one surgical procedure nicely and a second is deliberate this week, Grossman stated. The comic is up and strolling, telling jokes and is a success with the employees, even giving out cookies to younger sufferers.

The fireplace occurred on the Burbank storage the place Leno shops his famed assortment of vehicles and different motor autos. In an announcement earlier this week, Leno referred to the burns as “critical” however stated he would wish solely “every week or two to get again on my toes.”

Grossman stated he appreciated Leno’s eagerness however has cautioned him to be lifelike.

“I needed to inform him that he must step again somewhat bit and simply notice that a few of this takes time,” he stated. “He’s very compliant, he understands that. I believe he’s realizing that he does have to maybe take it somewhat slower than he initially anticipated.”

The physician stated he expects Leno to make a full restoration however that it was too early to know if there could be “remnants” of the damage. He did not elaborate.

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