Michelle Hurst, who plays Miss Claudette on the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” has been hospitalized at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill since being involved in a serious car accident, which according to an online fundraising site, happened “just before the holidays.”
A page set up to raise funds for Hurst’s care did not specify the exact date or location of Hurst’s accident, nor did it detail her injuries except to say that doctors had to perform surgeries near her spine. But the site reported that Hurst, who is in ICU, has finally awakened from a medically induced coma after 16 days and that her sister is caring for her.
January 16 update: “We can’t send flowers or visit, only family. She is progressing slowly, but progressing! She is out of the medically induced coma & is responsive.”