Anne Heche is in stable condition on Sunday, two days after the car she was driving crashed into a house and burst into flames, a rep for the actress said.
“His family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and respect his privacy during this difficult time,” the rep said.
Heche was previously in an intensive care unit with “severe burns” from Friday’s accident, a source close to Heche told CNN on Saturday morning.
“She’s lucky to be alive,” the source said. “She has severe burns and has a long recovery ahead of her. His team and his family are still trying to figure out what led to the accident.
The vehicle was traveling at high speed when it veered off the road and collided with a residence, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Jeff Lee told CNN on Friday.
Heche was taken to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics in critical condition. It took firefighters more than an hour to “access, contain and completely extinguish the stubborn flames in the heavily damaged structure,” the LAFD said.
No other injuries were reported.
Hours before Heche crashed on Friday, a new episode of his “Better Together” podcast was released but has since been removed from an Apple Podcast landing page.
During part of the podcast, Heche and his co-host, Heather Duffy, discuss drinking vodka and wine, and Heche talks about having a “bad day.” It is not known when the podcast was recorded. CNN has reached out to representatives for Heche for comment.
“Today was a very unique day,” Heche says in the podcast. “I don’t know what happened, sometimes the days suck and I don’t know if you ever have any, but some days, mum said, are… some days are not good, very bad. And I don’t know why some days end like this, and things don’t really rock me like that.
On Saturday, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said CNN authorities have yet to question Heche about the circumstances of the incident.
The extensive nature of his injuries prevented officers from questioning him, the police source said.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the crash and a previous ‘hit-and-run’ incident, an LAPD spokesperson told CNN Saturday night.
LAPD said no arrests have been made.
Heche first rose to fame on the soap opera “Another World,” where she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and won a Daytime Emmy Award. She followed this with films such as “Donnie Brasco”, “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Wag the Dog”.
His romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late ’90s garnered intense media attention, much to Heche’s professional frustration. In a 2021 interview with Page Six, Heche said she felt “blacklisted” after going public with their relationship.
“I haven’t done a studio shot for 10 years,” said Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
Heche has appeared in many television series more recently, including “The Brave”, “Quantico” and “Chicago PD”. She has several acting projects currently in post-production, according to her IMDb profile.