Orange Is The New Black's Michelle Hurst hospitalized after car accident, seeking donations to help with her recovery

Orange Is The New Black's Michelle Hurst hospitalized after car accident, seeking donations to help with her recovery

Michelle Hurst, who plays the strict, fastidious Miss Claudette on Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black, was hospitalized following a serious car accident several weeks ago. Details haven't been released about the specific nature of her injuries, but it is known that doctors operated near her spine, and had her in a medically induced coma for 16 days. Hurst is now out of the coma and is responsive, but most likely has a long recovery ahead of her. The UNC Chapel Hill Hospital where Hurst is recuperating isn't allowing flowers, but several of her fellow cast and crew members have set up a donations page to help Hurst and her family pay for her care.