Late night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday offered up a protective bubble for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, saying we must protect the 85-year-old “at any cost.”

Ginsburg was taken to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning after she fell in her office, fracturing three ribs on her left side.


“For obvious reasons, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is someone we need to protect at all cost,” Kimmel said. “We need her to keep going for like another, maybe, 80 years.”

Kimmel then presented the audience of his show with the “Ruth Bader Gins-bubble,” which was a clear plastic bubble he said could protect the justice.

“We’ve been developing this over the last year,” Kimmel joked. “We’re sending this to Washington to protect Justice Ginsburg from injuries, for criminals, from bears — this thing is actually grizzly bear-proof.”

Kimmel compared the bubble to a plastic ball for a hamster.

“We are going to have to figure out the bathroom situation,” he added with a laugh.

Ginsburg, the leading voice of the court’s progressive wing, was reported “up and working” on Thursday after her hospitalization.

Her nephew, Daniel Stiepleman, said his aunt was “doing great.”

"The last I heard she was up and working, of course, because what else would she be doing, and cracking jokes," he said. "I can't promise they were good jokes but they were jokes.” 

Ginsburg, who was appointed by former President Clinton in 1993, said earlier this year that she hopes to remain on the high court for at least five more years.