Anne Heche is in extremely critical condition and currently in a coma, a representative for the actress confirmed Monday.
Heche on Friday was taken to a nearby hospital after she crashed her Mini Cooper into a two-story home in Los Angeles. The vehicle and the house were both engulfed in flames and Heche suffered severe burns. A rep for the 53-year-old over the weekend said the actress was in stable condition, a far cry from a more recent statement.
“At this time Anne is in extreme critical condition,” a rep for Heche said Monday, according to Deadline. “She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention.”
“She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident,” the statement added.
Heche reportedly crashed into a garage of an apartment complex on Friday before backing up, speeding off, and eventually crashing into the Los Angeles home.
In video obtained by TMZ, Heche’s blue Mini Cooper is seen near the garage, and it seems the actress is speaking to residents of the complex. A male voice repeatedly asks Heche to get out of the car, and the actress responds, “no, sir,” the video suggests.
The vehicle in the video then backs up and speeds off.
Video from a home security camera shows the Mini Cooper moving at high speeds down a street before crashing into the home.
According to a press release from the Los Angeles Fire Department, the “Six Days Seven Nights” actress barreled into a 738 square foot two-story home “causing structural compromise and erupting in heavy fire prior to LAFD arrival.”
It took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to “access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure, and rescue one female adult found within the vehicle, who has been taken to an area hospital by LAFD Paramedics in critical condition,” the press release added. “No other injuries reported.”
As noted by The Daily Wire on Sunday, Heche was reportedly drinking vodka and downing wine coolers while appearing on a podcast that dropped hours before the crash.
“We each have a bottle in front of us because our friends sent us a bottle Re:Find!” the actress reportedly said on the “Better Together” podcast. Re:Find is a type of vodka. “And we are drinking it — with wine chasers,” Heche later added.
The actress, best known for dating Ellen DeGeneres, was apparently slurring her words throughout the podcast, according to TMZ’s reporting. She also told listeners she was “rocked” by a “very bad day” and alluded to suffering “no good, very bad days.”
TMZ reported that the podcast was posted hours before Heche drove into the Los Angeles home.
The actress’ publicist has insisted the podcast was taped in advance, the New York Post noted.
The Post added that a bottle of Re:Find vodka appears to be in a photo of Heche’s busted vehicle.