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'Orange Is The New Black' Star

Seriously Injured in Car Accident

Placed in Medically-Induced Coma

1/16/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Orange Is the New Black" star Michelle Hurst -- who plays Miss Claudette on the show -- has just awakened from a medically-induced coma ... after suffering serious injuries in a recent car accident.

According to Hurst's family, the accident occurred just before the holidays and Hurst was placed in the 16-day coma so doctors could perform surgeries close to her spine.

Hurst is currently recovering in the ICU at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital in North Carolina.

Details surrounding the accident are unclear.

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Stephanie H    

Prayers for quick recovery!!

196 days ago
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Robin    

Michelle you are such a beautiful person. We are praying for you! Rob and Linds

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