High Court Says Ginsburg Hospitalized, Broke 3 Ribs in Fall

WASHINGTON (CN) — After falling in her office at the Supreme Court the previous evening, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday and found to have fractured three ribs.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington on Sept. 26, 2018. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

In a press release this morning, the court explained that 85-year-old Ginsburg was admitted for observation and treatment at George Washington University Hospital in Washington after experiencing discomfort overnight.

A survivor of both colorectal and pancreatic cancer, Ginsburg also has undergone heart surgery and broke two ribs in a fall in 2012.

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