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Anne Heche was involved in a violent car accident on Friday that left her “severely burned” and “intubated” in the hospital, reports TMZ.
The 53-year-old ‘Vanished’ actress was reportedly driving her blue Mini Cooper down a street in suburban Los Angeles around midday when it crashed into a condominium garage.
Anne Heche was involved in a wild crash in L.A. Friday, and has been taken away by ambulance in a stretcher. https://t.co/1hhvN0fnGd
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 5, 2022
According to the outlet, bystanders tried to help Heche out of the vehicle, but she backed away and left before crashing into another home, where her car was “swallowed” in flames.
Heche was apparently under the influence of alcohol, as a bottle with a red cap was seen in the car’s cup holder shortly before the accident. However, it was not possible to reach the LAPD immediately.
Aerial footage of video of the accident obtained by Fox11 shows smoke escaping from the home where it crashed.
Sources told TMZ that Heche is currently intubated in hospital but “is expected to live.”
“His condition prevents doctors from running tests to determine if he was driving under the influence,” the outlet also reported.
Best known for his high-profile romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s, Heche has been candid about his past battle with drug addiction.
“I drank. I’ve smoked. I took drugs. I slept with people Childhood that resulted from sexual abuse at the hands of his father, Donald Heche.
“I’m not crazy,” the “Six Days Seven Nights” star also said at the time. “But it’s a crazy life. I grew up in a crazy family and it took me 31 years to go crazy.
Heche representatives could not be reached immediately.