Anne Heche in ‘extremely critical condition’ after car accident
Anne Heche is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since a car accident on Friday, August 5, with her condition being described as “extremely critical”.
It was previously reported by Heche’s publicist that the Emmy-nominated actress was “in stable condition.” However, a new statement from her representative via Deadline says that Heche is “in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident”.
The statement added: “Anne is currently in an extremely critical condition. She has a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgery.”
Heche has been hospitalized since she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, California, last Friday. According to TMZ, the alum from another world first crashed her car into the garage of an apartment complex before driving away and then crashed again, this time into a house, where a fire started. Deadline reports it took 59 firefighters to fight the blaze, which engulfed both Heche’s car and the house it crashed into; Heche was eventually removed from the vehicle after 65 minutes.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Lynne Mishele, the woman whose home was destroyed in the crash. At the time of writing, the page has raised over $100,000. “Lynne and her family narrowly escaped bodily harm, for which we are very grateful. However, the house was completely burned down,” the page reads, noting that Mishele lost “all her life to possessions.”