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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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BLUE UGLY 💩    

that's not good, I hope she gets better

249 days ago
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Tarington    

One of the better shows on television -- book was good too. Really like Hurst's character so wishing her the best, health/condition to improve, family/friends to give 1000% so she can make a full recovery.

249 days ago
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Nella!    

Hope she recovers, she's at an amazing hospital. Go Heels

249 days ago
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FUTMZ    

Since no details are being released regarding the car crash, I'll assume Linds is to blame.

249 days ago
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MALLORY     

Prayers out to her I love this show and she is great in it

249 days ago
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Rocky    

I pray that she recovers soon

249 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Get better soon Michelle Hurst!

249 days ago
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chicagoannie    

Kinda weird the accident happened 2 weeks ago and was not in the news.

I don't watch the show but I hope she recovers.

249 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Best of luck to you, Michelle. No doubt you have some serious rehab ahead of you.

249 days ago
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Deelight    

Speedy recovery..

249 days ago
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Sherry    

Get well soon, Michelle...Amazing, that there are so few get well wishes...I guess that we need Justin Bieber or Lindsay Lohan in the headlines

249 days ago
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Robae    

Get well soon Michelle.

249 days ago
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rt    

Get well soon. Canada loves u :)

249 days ago
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bb600    

Get well soon

249 days ago
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tucker    

Get well soon ...

249 days ago
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