The burns Anne Heche received in a violent collision in Los Angeles on Friday are still being treated, and she is still intubated.
According to the 53-year-old actress’ publicist, “Anne is now in stable condition.”
“During this difficult time, her family and friends ask for your thoughts, prayers, and respect for her privacy.”
According to an unidentified Heche-related source quoted by CNN, “In the ICU is Anne. Lucky for her to still be alive. She will need a lot of time to recuperate from her serious burns. Her staff, as well as her family, are still processing what caused the accident.”
Actor Thomas Jane, who was Heche’s ex-boyfriend, expressed his disappointment after learning of her serious injuries in an interview with the Daily Mail.
Even though Anne and I are no longer dating, Jane said that the awful news of today “was upsetting to me and to those who love her.”
“Anne and her two boys have my deepest sympathies. Currently stable and expected to survive, Anne. Anne, who is one of the genuine geniuses of her time, is in my thoughts and prayers. God willing, no one else was harmed.”
The Los Angeles Times was informed by police sources that Heche had been drinking when she slammed her Mini Cooper into a house, setting it on fire.
Paramedics transported the actress to the hospital, where her status was first reported as critical before being changed to stable.
The two-story home, which has now been judged hazardous to enter owing to the fire and accident damage, was home when Heche drove 30 feet into it, but no further injuries were recorded.
Another World, Wag the Dog, Donnie Brasco, Six Days, Seven Nights, Hung, Men in Trees, The Vanished, and 13 Minutes are a some of the films in which Heche has appeared. She and Heather Duffy co-host the podcast Better Together with Anne & Heather.
The actress has two children: a 20-year-old son named Homer with her previous spouse Coleman Laffoon, and a 13-year-old son named Atlas with her ex-boyfriend, actor James Tupper.
Heche, who has previously dated Steve Martin and Ellen DeGeneres, has been open about how mental illness and childhood sexual assault have caused her to act erratically at various times in her life.