On the Westside of Los Angeles, in the Mar Vista neighbourhood, Anne Heche’s car crashed into a house. Firefighters had to extricate Heche, trapped inside the car alone, from the house after flames broke out.
Four days after the actor was hurt in a fiery car crash, Anne Heche was still in the hospital, using a ventilator to help her breathe. She was scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. Anne lost consciousness soon after the accident, fell into a coma, and is now in critical condition, according to spokeswoman Heather Duffy Boylston in an email. She needs mechanical ventilation for her breathing because of a significant pulmonary injury, and surgery is also needed for her burns.
Pulmonary denotes a concern for the lungs. Heche’s friend and podcast co-host Duffy Boylston gave no additional information.
On August 5, Heche’s automobile crashed with a house in Los Angeles’ Mar Vista neighbourhood. Heche, who was travelling alone in the automobile, was rescued by firemen after flames broke out. The Los Angeles Fire Department reports that it took almost 60 firemen more than an hour to extinguish the flames. Heche rose to prominence in the 1987-1991 season of the NBC soap opera Another World, for which she received a Daytime Emmy nomination.
Heche’s acting career took off in the late 1990s when she co-starred in movies with actors like Johnny Depp (Donnie Brasco) and Harrison Ford (Six Days, Seven Nights).
Heche discussed her abusive childhood, and lifelong battles with mental illness in her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy.
From 2001 to 2009, she was wed to cameraman Coleman Laffoon. Together, they had a son. She gave birth to a second son while dating the actor James Tupper, who was her co-star in the television series Men in Trees.
Over the past 20 years, Heche has consistently appeared in smaller films, on Broadway, and TV series. She recently appeared in repeat episodes of the network television shows Chicago P.D. and All Rise and competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2020.