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Jay Leno Jokes About Hospital Stay

Apr. 28 2009, Updated 10:27 a.m. ET

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Maybe laughter is the best medicine.

Jay Leno was full of jokes as he returned to The Tonight Show Monday night after missing two shows last week due to illness.

Leno said: "What happened was... and I think was a mistake... I ate a raw pig a friend brought back from Mexico. It was delicious."

He also joked about Conan O'Brien, who is due to replace Leno when he leaves the show in June.

While in the hospital, he said: "I had a horrible dream that I couldn't breathe. I felt like I was suffocating... then I woke up and realised Conan was holding a pillow over my face."

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Leno also told the audience that an armed guard was put at his bedside after a man posing as a priest tried to get into his hospital room.

Referring to the security scare, he said: "So, now I'm like The Godfather. It's so stupid."

Leno also pledged not to miss any more shows, saying "We're back and we're not gonna be cancelling any more shows or appearances."

Leno had previously not missed any of his shows since he became host of The Tonight Show in 1992.

By the way, today is Jay's 59th birthday. Happy birthday, Jay!

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