Jay Leno’s recent hospital stay turned into a high-security operation when a fake priest tried to gain access to the comedian’s private room, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

The comedian was forced to cancel a recent late-night show after medical bosses at TV network NBC ruled he was too sick with a fever to host the Tonight Show.

Leno was taken to a hospital near the studio where he tapes the show and now reveals a weird stalker almost got past staff by pretending to be a man of the cloth.

Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ show this week, he explained, “I’m lying in the bed ... and I hear, ‘I’m Mr. Leno’s priest; I’m here to see him.’ Well, I’m not even Catholic.”

A quick-thinking nurse realized the mystery man was a fake when she quizzed him about his religion. Leno still finds the story funny, but TV bosses at NBC didn’t — and they boosted security outside Leno’s room after the incident.

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