Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

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Ever the tough lady she is, Ginsburg didn't admit herself to the George Washington University Hospital until Thursday morning after experiencing discomfort overnight, where she learned that she had actually fractured three of her ribs.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington in September.

During a speaking appearance in NY in July, Ginsburg said she expected to serve on the court for at least five more years. And she returned to work quickly after undergoing a heart procedure in 2012. She is a survivor of colon cancer and pancreatic cancer. The court says the fall occurred in her office at the court on Wednesday evening.

In the past decade, Ginsburg has transformed into something of a liberal icon, earning the nickname "The Notorious RBG" and appearing on late night television shows including the "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert, where she showed off her workout routine. Broken ribs typically heal on their own in six weeks to a month, and patients are advised to limit strenuous activity.

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By midmorning, Trump had not publicly commented on Ginsburg's hospitalization.

She was appointed to the court by former president Bill Clinton in 1993.

"I'm now 85", she said.

Ginsburg told CNN in July that she thought she had "at least five more years" left before she retired from the Supreme Court. She was the subject of a documentary over the summer, and Hollywood is making a movie from her life story.

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