Leno Was Hospitalised For Exhaustion
U.S. talk show host Jay Leno has blamed his recent hospitalisation on his hectic schedule - he was suffering from "exhaustion".
The comedian sought medical attention last week (23Apr09) and cancelled the taping of his show after checking into a Los Angles clinic amid speculation he was suffering from dehydration or food poisoning.
Leno resumed filming of his entertainment programme on Monday (27Apr09) but refused to reveal the nature of his illness.
Now the TV host has detailed his condition, revealing he wanted to keep the diagnosis secret as he found it "embarrassing".
He tells People.com, "Exhaustion. That's like a rich person's condition. Poor people that work - they don't get exhausted. Only rich people get exhausted. It's an embarrassing thing. I think I just probably got worn out.
"I do three columns. I do all automotive stuff. And then I'm on the road (doing stand-up comedy) 160 days. I think it's one of those deals where you just kinda got worn out."