Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering in a Washington, D.C., hospital after fracturing three ribs as a result of a fall she took in her office Wednesday evening. The Supreme Court released the news of Ginsburg’s injuries Thursday morning in a statement.
“She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” the statement said. “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.”
At 85, RBG is the oldest justice on the bench of the high court and one of the four liberal-leaning members, so her health is a constant issue of speculation. And as the news broke early Thursday about Ginsburg’s hospitalization, concerned fans of the Supreme Court icon took to Twitter to make tongue-in-cheek offers to donate their ribs and vital organs to Ginsburg if it would speed up her recovery, The Kansas City Star reported.
I love how every person under the age of 30 on Twitter is currently offering #RuthBaderGinsburg their ribs and any other internal organ she might need.
— Joshua Axelrod (@jaxel222) November 8, 2018
brb changing my organ donor status to "whatever ruth bader ginsburg needs"
she broke three ribs. can u donate ribs? she can have some of my ribs. look at all these ribs i've got. i don't need all of them
— rogaine for eagles (@i_am_a_sam) November 8, 2018
By my count about 12,475 of you have offered all your ribs to RBG so she should be set for at least the rest of this administration.
— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) November 8, 2018
However, Ginsburg is known for adhering to a regiment of vigorous daily workouts to maintain her energy and vitality. There’s even a book that advises readers on how they can stay in tip-top shape like the hard-working justice. Her workout routine was a topic that was covered in the documentary about Ginsburg’s life that ran in movie theaters earlier this year. And Ginsburg has proven her resiliency over the years, overcoming cancer multiple times and, in 2014, doctors placed a stent in her right coronary artery, according to CNBC.
During an appearance at an event in New York City this past summer, Ginsburg described herself as a “flaming feminist” and predicted she would remain on the court for another five years. Here’s hoping that her prediction comes true and she gets back to working out ASAP.
Read the full story at The Associated Press.