Anne Heche is in a coma after a car accident: everything you need to know
Anne Heche is still recovering from a car accident in Los Angeles that left her severely burned.
The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed We Weekly on August 5, the driver – who they did not identify – reportedly accelerated as he headed east on Preston Way in Los Angeles. A blue Mini Cooper ran off the road as it entered the intersection of Preston and Walgrove and then collided with a house. A woman was at home, but she was in the yard and was not injured.
The Mini Cooper was engulfed in flames and the driver was badly burned. A day after the incident, a Heche representative said We that the actress was “currently in stable condition,” adding, “Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and respect her privacy during this difficult time.”
On August 8, however, a representative of the Dancing with the stars alum confirmed that Heche fell into a coma following the incident. “At this time she is in extremely critical condition, she has a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgery,” the rep said. We in a report. “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
After the accident, best wishes for the Ohio native poured in from friends and former colleagues. “We have become close friends and my heart breaks for her and her family because of this terrible accident,” Keo Motsepewho partnered with Heche on DWTS, told Entertainment Tonight. “I pray that she makes a full recovery and I know the entire DWTS family sends her healing thoughts.”
James Tupper, who dated Heche from 2006 to 2018, asked fans to pray in a statement shared via Instagram. “Thoughts and prayers for this lovely wife, actress and mom tonight anneheche 💔 we love you,” the big little lies alum wrote on August 5. Volcano the actress and the Revenge Alun shares son Atlas, born in March 2009. The Daytime Emmy Award winner also shares son Homer, born in March 2002, with her ex-husband Coleman Laffoon.
Rosie O’Donnellfor his part, regretted teasing Heche about a 2001 interview where the Men in the trees alum said she created a “fantasy world” and a second personality named Celestia after being sexually assaulted by her father.
“I can’t stop thinking about that Anne Heche accident and how horrible it all is and I feel bad for making fun of her when she was talking to Barbara Walters to have a relationship with aliens,” the comedian said in a TikTok video posted Aug. 7. “I think it’s a miracle she didn’t kill anyone…and I hope she survives.” But wow, what a tragic story.
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