A car accident has left Anne Heche needing a long recovery
A car he was driving crashed into a Los Angeles residence and was engulfed in flames on Friday, leaving Anne Heche hospitalized and in intensive care.
The source explained that Anne is in the ICU and is lucky to be alive. She suffered severe burns and will have a long recovery. Her family and team are still trying to figure out what happened," he said.
On Friday, Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN that the vehicle ran off the road and collided with a residence. Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department transported Heche to a hospital in critical condition. The LAFD said firefighters spent more than an hour accessing, containing, and extinguishing the flames within the heavily damaged structure.
Other injuries were not reported. A spokesperson for Heche said: "Anne is currently in a stable condition. Her family and friends would appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."Heche has yet to be questioned by authorities about the circumstances of the incident, a law enforcement source told CNN on Saturday.
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An LAPD spokesperson told CNN Saturday night that the department is investigating the crash and a previous "misdemeanor hit-and-run" incident. The LAPD said no arrests have been made. The law enforcement source said Heche remains in hospital as of Saturday evening, and officers are unable to interview her because of her injuries.
A new episode of Heche's podcast "Better Together" was released hours before her crash on Friday, but it has since been removed from Apple Podcast's landing page. Heather Duffy and Heche discuss drinking vodka and wine during a portion of the podcast. It's unclear when the podcast was recorded. Heche's representatives have been contacted for comment.
Today has been a very unique day," Heche says in the podcast. The thing is, sometimes days just sucked, and I don't know if you ever had them, but Mama says some days are just terrible. I don't know why some days just end up this way, and things don't rock me like this.
A Daytime Emmy Award was won by Heche for her role as twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera "Another World." Heche has also appeared in films like "Donnie Brasco," "Six Days Seven Nights," and "Wag the Dog.
During the late '90s, Heche's romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres drew intense media attention, frustrating her professionally. After going public with their relationship, Heche felt "blacklisted" in a 2021 interview with Page Six." For ten years, I didn't do any studio pictures," said Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000. Her recent TV credits include "The Brave," "Quantico," and "Chicago P.D." She is currently working on a variety of acting projects.