O’Donnell had made jokes after a 2001 interview where Heche claimed to have created a “fantasy world” and an alternate personality after being sexually assaulted by her father.
Rosie O’Donnell can’t stop thinking about Anne Heche’s horrific car accident that left her hospitalized and in a coma. Speaking to TikTok on Sunday, O’Donnell shared that she felt bad for making fun of Heche in the past.
“I can’t help but think about that Heche accident and how awful it all is, and I feel bad for making fun of her when she was talking to Barbara Walters about having a relationship with guys. aliens,” O’Donnell said in the video.
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In an interview with Barbara Walters on “20/20” in 2001, Heche said she created an alternate identity for herself named Celestia and a “fantasy world” after being sexually abused by her father when she was younger.
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“I believed that I came from this world. I thought I was from another planet,” Heche told Walters at the time. “I think I was crazy.”
A year later, O’Donnell weighed in on the interview, telling a crowd during a stand-up at an ovarian cancer research benefit, “What is it? was that kind of train wreck?”
She then teased Heche about his relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. “She couldn’t just say, ‘I was a lesbian for two years, didn’t that work out for me?'” O’Donnell joked. Heche reportedly only dated men other than DeGeneres.
In her latest TikTok, O’Donnell also relied on unsubstantiated rumors that Heche was drunk driving before the crash. “If we have an honest discussion about drunk driving, we find out how widespread it is and how terrifying it is, right?” she thought.
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“I think it’s a miracle that she didn’t kill anyone,” O’Donnell continued. “And I hope she survives.” She then urged all of her fans struggling with alcoholism to seek help “before it’s too late”.
According to TMZ, authorities also believe Heche was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They could have gotten a warrant for a blood sample to find out.
Heche lost consciousness shortly after the accident and has reportedly been in a coma ever since. A spokesperson for the star told Deadline on Aug. 8, “At this time Anne is in extremely critical condition, she has a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgery.”
On Friday, Aug. 5, Heche was driving at high speed when she “hit a house, burst into flames, and came to rest 30 feet inside the two-story home,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Angeles. The accident set fire to part of the structure.
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