Actress Michelle Hurst, who plays Miss Claudette on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is in the intensive care unit in a North Carolina hospital after being in a coma. She was in a car accident last month before being placed under a 16-day medically-induced coma. She woke up on Thursday.
Now, her friends associated with the show are spreading the word about a fundraiser that has been set up to help pay for her medical expenses and time off of work (via her sister).
In the Updates section of the site, a post by “Orange is the New Black” says, “Michelle is the ICU. 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. Anyone who has updates feel free to post them.”
The site has already nearly reached its $5000 goal at $4,665.
It’s unclear if she was finished with her scenes for the upcoming second season of the show, which appears to be nearing its final stages of filming.
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