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 representative for the actress said.
“Your family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy at this difficult time,” the representative said.
Heche was previously in an intensive care unit with “serious burns” after Friday’s crash, a source close to Heche told CNN on Saturday morning.
“She’s lucky to be alive,” the source said. “She has severe burns and a long recovery ahead of her. Her team and family are still trying to process what led to the crash.”
The vehicle was traveling at high speed when it went off the road and collided with an apartment building, Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Jeff Lee told CNN on Friday.
Heche was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition by paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department. It took firefighters more than an hour to “reach, contain and completely extinguish the persistent flames within the badly damaged structure,” the LAFD said.
No other injuries were reported.
Hours before Heche’s crash on Friday, a new episode of her podcast, Better Together, was released, but has since been removed from an Apple podcast landing page.
During a portion of the podcast, Heche and her co-host Heather Duffy discuss drinking vodka and wine, and Heche talks about having a “bad day.” It is unclear when the podcast was recorded. CNN has reached out to Heche officials for comment.
“Today was a very unique day,” Heche says on the podcast. “I don’t know what happened, sometimes days just suck and I don’t know if you ever have them, but some days mom says are… some days are these not good, very bad days. And I don’t know why some days just end like this and things don’t really shake me that much.”
On Saturday, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told CNN authorities Heche has yet to question Heche about the circumstances of the incident.
The serious nature of her injuries prevented officers from questioning her, the law enforcement source said.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the crash and a previous “hit-and-hit offense,” an LAPD spokesman told CNN Saturday night.
The LAPD said no arrests had been made.
Heche first rose to fame on the soap opera Another World, where she played the dual roles of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991 and received a Daytime Emmy Award. She followed with films like Donnie Brasco, Six Days Seven Nights and Wag the Dog.
Her romantic relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late ’90s drew intense media attention, much to Heche’s professional frustration. In a 2021 interview with Page Six, Heche said she feels “blacklisted” after going public with their relationship.
“I haven’t done a studio picture for ten years,” said Heche, who dated DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
Heche has recently appeared in numerous television series, including The Brave, Quantico, and Chicago PD. According to her IMDb profile, she currently has several acting projects in post-production.