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Actress Anne Heche was taken to a hospital on Friday after a series of wild events involving a wrecked car and a fire.
TMZ reports that the actress and former partner of Ellen DeGeneres (the two split in 2000) was involved in a car accident around noon in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles. Her blue Mini Cooper reportedly crashed into the garage of an area apartment complex.
People at the complex tried to pull her out, TMZ reported, but she backed up and drove away. After that, she crashed her car into a nearby house and started a fire, which was big enough to spread throughout the house.
The actress suffered burns and can be seen being carried on a stretcher to an ambulance in photos obtained by the news organization. There is no information yet on the severity of the injuries.
Doctors at the hospital will take her blood when they can, to determine if she was under the influence or not, but TMZ also shared a photo of her in the car with a clear bottle that looks like alcohol in a cup holder.
Heche, 53, burst onto the scene in the early 1990s as a telenovela actress in Another world. She found widespread mainstream fame with roles in big movies like donnie brasco, Volcano, I know what you did last summerY return to paradiseAmong many others.
In 1997, he received a lot of attention for his relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres. She has also been quite candid about her mental health issues and she admitted in an interview with Barbara Walters that she created an alter ego to feel safe.
He also said that he struggled with substance abuse.
“I drank. I smoked. I took drugs. I had sex with people. I did everything I could to get the shame out of my life,” he said.
TMZ said the actress was intubated at the hospital and “was expected to live.”