Jay Leno Makes Light of His Hospital Stay

If anyone can see the funny in spending the night in the hospital, it's Jay Leno.

The host of the The Tonight Show returned to his duties Monday night, after canceling Friday's taping due to illness. Though he didn't give any details on what actually happened to him -- sources say it was dehydration -- Jay had plenty of jokes about his stay.

"What happened was - and I think this was a mistake - I ate a raw pig a friend brought back from Mexico," Jay said in his monologue.

He had a couple of other lame zingers, but my fave was in reference to Conan O' Brien taking over hosting duties from Jay in a couple of weeks.

"Have you ever slept in a hospital?" Jay asked the audience. "I spent the night. I was there for 24 hours. I had a horrible dream that I couldn't breathe. I felt like I was suffocating. Then I woke up and realized Conan was holding a pillow over my face."

Glad he's back in the joking spirit.

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