Jay Leno Returns To Work Following Hospitalization

Following Thursday and Friday's absence from "The Tonight Show" – Jay's first missed days of work in 17 years due to an illness – the talk show host was back on the NBC lot Monday morning, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

Jay pulled into his parking spot a little after 8 AM in an ultra-rare 1937 maroon Cord 812 Westchester — which also made a recovery over the weekend. The old-school Cord broke down on the freeway as Jay attempted a post-hospital joy ride over the weekend.

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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Jay was released from the hosptial on Friday and spotted back on the set shortly thereafter, where he came in to write a few jokes.

"He looked great," a source said.


A source had previously confirmed to Access that Leno stayed overnight at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank for precautionary measures, after the comedian was admitted Thursday afternoon for what was rumored to be food poisoning.

Jay was released from the hospital around 1 PM on Friday.

Eric Bana, award-winning baker Marjorie Johnson and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – who were scheduled to perform on Thursday – will be Jay's guests on Monday's "The Tonight Show."

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