'Judge Judy' on Hospitalization: 'I Needed a Day to Chill'

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Judge Judith Sheindlin, better known to TV viewers as Judge Judy, has been hospitalized, halting production of her hit show.

The TV star, 68, was taken by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital at 9:12 a.m. PT Wednesday.

"The judge was feeling nauseous and had some intestinal discomfort and decided to go to the hospital to get it checked out," her rep, Gary Rosen, tells RadarOnline.com. "They are keeping her overnight for tests."

She tells TMZ, "I'm just exhausted, and my body was telling me it needed a day to chill ... I'm really fine."
 
She resumes shooting her show Apr. 12, as planned.
 
Thanks for her $45 million-a-year CBS contract, Judge Judy topped The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 List, coming in at No. 48.
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