Ellen DeGeneres sent her best wishes to ex-girlfriend Anne Heche after a Friday car accident left her in critical condition.
“I don’t want anyone to get hurt,” the 64-year-old former host of the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” told photographers Monday (per Daily Mail).
The author of “Seriously, I’m Kidding” clarified that she is no longer “in touch” with the 53-year-old actress, with whom she was in a relationship from 1997 to 2000.
“I would not know” [how she’s doing]DeGeneres said.
The comedian’s comments mark the first time she’s talked about Heche since the Emmy nominee drove her blue Mini Cooper into a two-story Los Angeles home owned by Lynne Mishele last week.
Not only did the crash set a fire that destroyed Mishele’s “whole life’s worth of belongings,” but the rep for the former soap star told Vidak For Congress on Monday that Heche is in critical condition and is fighting for her life.
“Shortly after the accident, Anne Heche became unconscious and fell into a coma,” her spokesperson said. “She has a significant lung injury that requires mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgery.”
The Los Angeles Police Department, meanwhile, has been ordered to test the blood of the “Dancing With the Stars” alum for alcohol and/or drugs.
“If they are found drunk, [Heche] can be charged with felony DUI hit and run,” an LAPD representative told us Monday, noting at the time that “no arrests have been made so far.”
The investigation was later escalated to a felony DUI charge, according to TMZ.
The Tony nominee has spoken out about her struggles with substance abuse in the past.
“I’m not crazy,” she told ABC News in a 2001 interview. “But it’s a crazy life. I grew up in a crazy family. And it took 31 years to get the madness out of me.”
Last October, the Primetime Emmy winner claimed to Vidak For Congress that her same-sex relationship with DeGeneres “canceled” her career.
“I haven’t taken a studio photo in 10 years. I was fired on a $10 million photo deal and didn’t see the light of day in a studio photo,” she explained in 2021. “The impact that has happened has been part of the change for me.
“I’m part of it,” Heche continued. “It’s a badge of honor.”