When Jay Leno went to the hospital last night with some kind of pain or sickness it marked the first time he had missed a show in the entire 17 years he has been hosting The Tonight Show. I'm a Letterman fan and always will prefer Dave to Jay. But, I will admit that Jay works much more, and also much harder. Everyday he is not working on The Tonight Show it seems like he is flying to Vegas or some other city to perform on the weekends and then goes back on Monday back to work.
I'm sure there are probably some of you who have made it through 17 years of school or work or a combination of both without missing a day, but I know I haven't. I have a tough time making it through 17 days without taking a sick day. I guess it helps if you love your job, get paid very well for it, and if you are lucky. It just seems that over the course of 17 years he would have missed a flight, fallen down some stairs, had a door slammed shut on his chin. I mean there must have been something. Who knew it would take the visit of Ryan Reynolds to get him into the hospital.
He should be back on the show Monday. Get well Jay.