03/31/2011 at 06:20 AM EDT
It looked scary at first, with an ambulance ride and an admission to the hospital, but Judge Judy says that she only "needed a day to chill."
Judith Sheindlin, 68, went to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday after complaining of intestinal discomfort, TMZ
"I'm really fine," she tells the Web site. "I wanted to go back to work this afternoon. I'm exhausted. I'm tired. A lot of things just zoned together, including the bad news of the world. At my age, I know my body. My body is fine."
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