Judge Judy Sheindlin says exhaustion sent her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Wednesday.

The television jurist, 68, told TMZ she expects to go home Thursday after undergoing some tests.

"I'm just exhausted, and my body was telling me it needed a day to chill," she told the celebrity news Web site Wednesday.

"I was feeling funky this morning ... funky enough that I knew someone should give a gander over what I got," she added. "I'm really fine. I wanted to go back to work this afternoon. ... I'm exhausted. I'm just 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."

Sheindlin has presided over a small-claims court on TV's "Judge Judy" since 1996.