Hurst was in a car accident just before the holidays and was placed under a 16-day medically-induced coma so doctors could perform surgeries close to her spine. She remains in the ICU at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital in North Carolina, and a fundraising page has opened to raise money for her medical bills and time taken off of work, according to the page.
Piper Kerman tweeted the link Thursday morning.
Michelle Hurst, aka "Miss Claudette", was injured in a very bad car accident. More info @ fundraising page: youcaring.com/medical-fundraâ¦ #OITNB--The link was also retweeted by show star Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nicky Nichols.
Piper Kerman (@Piper) January 16, 2014
So far, $4,406 has been raised out of the $5,000 goal. Donations are being handled by Hurst's sister. Season 2 of "Orange is the New Black" is expected to hit Netflix in mid-2014. Netflix did not immediately comment on her status on the show.