Ellen’s cold response to ex Anne Heche’s horror car crash
Thursday - 11/08/2022 06:09
Ellen DeGeneres offered few words of support to her former girlfriend of three years Anne Heche, who is still in a coma after a horrific car crash.
Ellen DeGeneres has reacted to ex-girlfriend Anne Heche’s health amid her reported 140km/h car collision last week in Los Angeles.
The horror crash saw the actress pulled from her vehicle after it burst into flames after crashing into a home. She is still currently in a coma in hospital, Fox News reports.
When asked if she had spoken to Heche since the incident last weekend, the former talk show host, 64, said: “No, have not. We’re not in touch with each other, so I wouldn’t know.”
When asked if she wanted to send the actress any well-wishes, DeGeneres simply stated, “Sure,” as she walked to her convertible. “I don’t want anyone to be hurt.”
DeGeneres also agreed it “sure was” a “dangerous accident” that happened nearly a week ago in LA.
Heche, 53, is currently in “extreme critical condition” at a medical centre following the collision in Mar Vista, which also destroyed a house and displaced a woman and her dogs.
“She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” Heche’s rep said. “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
Back in 2000, just hours after her three-year relationship with DeGeneres ended, Heche suffered a public breakdown when she was found at a stranger’s home in Cantua Creek, Fresno County, after parking her car on a highway and wandering through the desert.
Authorities responded to the home of the concerned resident, and Heche was taken to hospital after officials on the scene determined there was a serious medical issue.
“She proceeded to tell me that she was God and was going to take everyone back to heaven with her in some sort of spaceship,” one Fresno deputy wrote in a report at the time.
One year later, Heche admitted to Larry King that she had taken a “hit of ecstasy” when she got out of her car, adding, “I was so far gone by that point, you know, by the time I took the pill, I was waiting for my spaceship.”
She told Page Six last year that the failed relationship not only black-listed her from Hollywood, it also “cancelled” her from the entertainment industry for a decade.
“I didn’t do a studio picture for 10 years,” she said of the fallout. “I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.”
Investigation ongoing into crash
Witnesses to Heche’s horror crash told TMZ they tried to help the actress out of her car before she hit a garage door, reversed her vehicle out of a car park and fled the scene. Minutes later, the star crashed her car into a house and ignited a fire that engulfed the home.
On Monday, a public information officer for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital that authorities obtained a warrant for a sample of Heche’s blood on August 5.
The results of the blood test are pending, and the investigation is ongoing. Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed that if Heche is found to have been intoxicated during the crash, she will be charged with a DUI hit-and-run.
Witness Lynne Bernstein called the crash “horrific” and said he could “hardly breathe” when trying to assist Heche out of the blue Mini Cooper she was driving.
“The smoke was just getting way too intense, we could hardly breathe,” Mr Bernstein said. “The smoke was making it difficult to see.”
Heche sustained burn injuries and was “conscious and breathing” when she was removed from the vehicle and placed on a stretcher, before abruptly sitting up as authorities rushed her to an ambulance in video footage from the scene of the incident.
The crash “scared the entire neighbourhood,” Yaroslav Borets told Fox News Digital. “Something we will remember for a long time.”
The owner of the house Heche crashed into, Lynne Mishele, was home at the time and “very narrowly escaped physical harm” after the fire began. Ms Mishele’s neighbours created a GoFundMe campaign that raised $US45,000 ($A63,000) in one day.
This story originally appeared on Fox News and is republished here with permission