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Ginsburg hospitalized after fall

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court's leading liberal, was admitted to a hospital Thursday morning after falling in her office.

The Supreme Court's Public Information Office said in a statement that Ginsburg, 85, fractured three ribs on her left side in the fall.

She is being treated at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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In a statement, the court's press secretary, Kathy Arberg, said Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday night.

"She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning," she said. "Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment."

The court said it will provide updates on Ginsburg's condition as they become available.

Ginsburg, a Clinton appointee, has been a member of the court since 1993. She has become a symbol of legal progressiveness and has captivated millennials, who affectionately dubbed her the “Notorious R.B.G” after the rapper Notorious B.I.G.

The internet exploded shortly after news of her injury was reported, with supporters sending her well wishes on Twitter.

“Is rib donation a thing? If it is, I volunteer,” one supporter tweeted.

The press office released the news of her injuries about an hour before the court is expected to hold a special, off-camera ceremony to welcome Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughScalise: Investigations into Trump by House Democrats could backfire Schumer’s headaches to multiply in next Congress Top Judiciary Dem: No plans to investigate or impeach Kavanaugh MORE.

Ginsburg will not be present for Thursday’s ceremony, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to oust Nielsen as early as this week: report California wildfire becomes deadliest in state’s history Sinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — Dems prepare to aggressively wield new oversight powers Trump arrives separately as world leaders gather to mark end of WWI Trump criticized after White House cancels cemetery visit in France over weather MORE are scheduled to attend.

Updated at 9:31 a.m.