LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche faced surgery on Tuesday after being hospitalized on a ventilator to help her breathe, four days after the actor was injured in a flaming car crash.
“Immediately after the accident, Ann lost consciousness, fell into a coma and was in critical condition,” spokeswoman Heather Duffy Boylston said in an email. “She requires a ventilator.” He has significant lung damage and burns that require surgical intervention.”
Lung means related to the lungs. No further details were provided by Heche’s friend and podcast partner Daffy Boylston.
On August 5, Heche’s car smashed into a home in the Mal Vista area on the west side of Los Angeles. Flames erupted and Heche, who was alone in his car, was pulled out of the vehicle embedded in the house by firefighters.It took nearly 60 firefighters to put out the blaze, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It took over an hour.
An Ohio native, Heche first came to prominence on the NBC soap opera Another World from 1987 to 1991, winning a Daytime Emmy Award.
Her film career began in the late 1990s, with Heche playing opposing stars such as Johnny Depp (“Donnie Brasco”) and Harrison Ford (“Six Days Seven Nights”).
In her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy, Heche talks about her lifelong struggle with mental health and childhood abuse.
She was married to camera operator Coleman Laffoon from 2001 to 2009. The two had a son together. I had another son during the relationship.
Heche has worked consistently in small films, Broadway and TV shows for the past 20 years. She recently made recurring appearances on the network her series ‘Chicago PD’ and ‘All Rise’ and was a contestant on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2020.