Orange Is The New Black Star Wakes Up from Coma

Co-stars tweet support for actress who plays Miss Claudette

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Michelle Hurst attends the Winter Ball for Autism at Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 2, 2013 in New York City.

The actress who plays Miss Claudette on Orange Is the New Black woke up Thursday from a 16-day medically induced coma following a car crash over the holidays.

Michelle Hurst is now awake and responsive at the ICU at UNC Chapel Hill, E! Online reports. Her co-stars have taken to Twitter to show their support and help raise money so Hurst’s sister can pay her medical bills. Costar Uzo Aduba and creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan are both listed as donors on the donation website, which has raised almost double itsĀ  $5,000 goal.

Piper Kerman, who wrote the book that inspired the show, tweeted: