“Six Days and Seven Nights” star Anne Heche is not expected to come out of the coma she fell into after crashing her car into a house at an extremely high speed last week.
“Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition,” her representative said in a statement. “She is not expected to survive.”
TMZ revealed that the actress was under the influence of cocaine and possibly fentanyl when she crashed into a parking garage last Friday, then sped off and plowed her Mini Cooper through the front of a Mar Vista home at 90 mph.
Her badly damaged vehicle burst into flames and Heche was trapped for an estimated 65 minutes, until 59 responding firefighters were able to extract her from the burning car. She was conscious and visibly agitated as first responders loaded her into an awaiting ambulance.
Heche fell into a coma and was reportedly in “terrible condition” from inhaling a “life threatening” amount of smoke during the accident.
On Monday, her representative stated that the actress “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.”
Days later, doctor’s don’t believe Heche will ever wake up. “It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she’s being kept on life support to determine if any are viable,” the rep said on Thursday.
“Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit,” they continued. “More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”
Heche’s famous ex-girlfriend, Ellen DeGeneres, finally broke her silence on the accident, when she was asked if she had spoken to the ailing actress. “No, I have not. We’re not in touch with each other, so I wouldn’t know,” she commented, adding, “I don’t want anyone to be hurt.”