Anne Heche was reportedly under the influence of cocaine and possibly fentanyl when she was involved in a fiery car crash last week.
According to TMZ, the actress’ blood test came back positive for both substances, although the Los Angeles Police Department says the fentanyl – a strong opioid painkiller – may have been administered to Heche at the hospital to help block the pain caused by the accident. More tests are being carried out to determine is fentanyl was in her system before the accident.
The 53-year-old remains in hospital since the horror August 5 accident, which saw the actress’ car burst into flames after she drove it into a house in LA. She was left with severe burns and is currently in a coma.
“Anne’s condition is dire,” TMZ reported. “It has not improved since she was admitted to the hospital .. Anne has been fighting for her life and is in critical condition.”
The outlet also reports that Heche was not under the influence of alcohol despite a photo that was taken before the crash showing a red-cap bottle in her car’s cup holder.
Another photo circulating online is of Heche visiting a hair salon in Venice, California, to randomly buy a $125 red-haired red wig just 20 minutes before the accident.
In the pic shared on Instagram, the actress posed with salon owner Richard Glass, who told the New York Post that Heche was “coherent” when she visited his store and didn’t appear to be intoxicated.
“She was polite, cordial and engaging – and she was coherent. It was extremely pleasant – she was a delight,” Glass told the outlet.
He also added that he did not see any signs of Heche being drunk or on drugs.
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