Two weeks ago, Jay Leno called in sick to the “Tonight Show” for the first time in 17 years, citing health problems.
Leno, who travels 160 days a year performing stand-up, also writes for the Sunday Times and Octane magazine.
Despite the absence, Leno returned to the set last week with an alternate explanation. As if that wasn’t enough, he also suffered from dyslexia, a condition that affects the ability to learn new words.
During his early career, Leno began performing stand-up comedy at local Boston nightclubs.
Later, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. In 1977, he appeared on Johnny Carson’s show and took over the show in 1992.
Jay Leno has since appeared in movies and television shows, including a starring role in The Karate Kid, and voiced Jay Limo in the animated film Cars.
While it may not be clear what causes his facial deformity, Leno’s chin is distinctive and appears to be caused by a genetic condition known as Habsburg Jaw.
Previously, medical professionals believed that Leno had a genetic disposition that caused him to marry someone from a family with a long history of dynastic rule in Europe.
Despite this genetic tendency, Leno’s chin has been the subject of a lot of speculation.
While he’s considered one of the funniest and most successful comedians in the business, his background is not without tragedy.
In fact, Jay Leno had dyslexia in his early years, which made it difficult for him to focus in school.
Despite the struggles he had with his education, he persevered and graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech therapy in 1973.