UPDATE: NBC just told me that Jay Leno’s illness is “minor”.

Oy, Jay Leno missed The Tonight Show taping to check himself into the hospital. Now, you and I know Leno wouldn’t do that unless he was coughing up a lung. Quick, somebody give Jeff Zucker a paper bag to breathe in.

I wouldn’t be surprised if NBC suddenly orders a lot of hour drama pilots that could slip into the 10 PM slot reserved for Jay next fall.