We wish nothing but the best for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but where the heck has she been for the past several weeks?
Is she getting too old and feeble to serve on SCOTUS?
Maybe, maybe not - after weeks of people speculating about her health, TMZ (yes, TMZ) has issued a report saying she's okay.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday said she's "just fine" after she underwent lung surgery in December.
The 85-year-old associate justice confirmed to TMZ that she's doing well as she walked through Reagan National Airport in Virginia, surrounded by security.
Ginsburg made her return to the nation's highest court on Friday, working from her chambers and participating in a private conference with other justices. She had been working from her Washington, D.C. home and participating in the Court's caseload while recovering from surgery.
The court revealed in December that Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York after two nodules were discovered in the lower lobe of her left lung.
The discovery was made as she underwent testing after she fell and fractured several ribs in November. Ginsburg initially missed a non-argument session when justices took the bench for routine business.
She's missed several oral arguments due to her health setback. Prior to her last few absences, Ginsburg had never missed an oral argument since being confirmed to the high court in 1993.
Oh, well if TMZ says she's okay then I'm sure everything is fine.
After all, you can trust TMZ(?).
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer discretely nudges Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to keep her awake as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union Address at the U.S. Captiol on January 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post via Getty Images)