Songwriting partner: ‘Tan Mom’ awake from medically induced coma

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A former Nutley woman known as "Tan Mom" is awake after being put into a medically induced coma, according to her longtime singing and songwriting partner.

Adam Barta posted on Twitter Sunday morning he spoke to Patricia Krentcil.

Krentcil was put into the coma last week after suffering complications from a bout of pneumonia.

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She recently relocated to Florida from Nutley to work on her music career.

Krentcil made headlines back in 2012 when she was accused of taking her then-5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Investigators said the incident resulted in severe burns on the child’s body.

Krentcil was charged with child endangerment and pleaded not guilty. She was never indicted, but gained fame due to her own extremely tan skin.

Krentcil went on to become somewhat of a “reality TV star” and released several songs and music videos.

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