Judge Judy, who is one of television’s top daytime earners, was rushed to the hospital during a taping of her popular court show on Wednesday morning. An ambulance was called to the scene after she complained of having intestinal discomfort. However, Judy Scheindlin opened up to the celebrity website TMZ saying that she was just “exhausted” and “tired”:
“I was feeling funky this morning … funky enough that I knew someone should give a gander over what I got. I’m really fine. I wanted to go back to work this afternoon. I’m exhausted. I’m just tired. A lot of things just zoned together, including the bad news of the world. At my age, I know my body. My body is fine,” television’s toughest woman said.
While Scheindlin did say she is doing fine, doctors will keep her in the hospital overnight to conduct more tests on her before she is expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow. In 2010, Sheindlin raked in an estimated $45 million, only behind Oprah Winfrey. She, however, rakes above everybody else — from David Letterman ($28 million) to Jay Leno ($25 million) to Ryan Seacrest ($15 million, for just American Idol).