Director's Alert: Leno Ill, Cancels "Tonight Show" Taping
Tonight Show host Jay Leno was released from a California hospital Friday after staying the night for observations. Leno was admitted after he became ill Thursday morning. He will return to taping new shows Monday.
Original Post: 4/23/09
The Director's Cut has learned that Jay Leno has checked himself into a hospital - forcing the cancellation of tonight's planned taping of "The Tonight Show."
NBC owned "Access Hollywood" says Leno worked all day - but has an apparent case of food poisioning.
His spokesman, Dick Guttman, says Leno left his office at NBC's Burbank studios about midday, and checked himself into a hospital for observation. Guttman characterized his ailment as "mild."
Tonight's show was to have featured guests: Ryan Reynolds, Jules Sylvester and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
A re-run will air in its place.