Judge Judy’s Shocking On-Air Health Crisis: Unveiling the Truth Behind the Disturbing Incident Faced by the TV Icon


Judge Judy Reveals Scary Moment She Thought She Had a Mini-Stroke During Live Show

Judy Sheindlin, also known as Judge Judy, has had her fair share of eye-opening court battles throughout her career. However, nothing could have prepared her for the terrifying experience she had during one of her live shows. The Judge Judy star, who is now at the helm of her show Judy Justice on Amazon, revealed that she believes she suffered a mini-stroke in front of her audience back in 2011.

A Frightening Episode

In an interview with Good Morning America, Judy opened up about the scary moment when she believed she had a transient ischemic attack (TIA), often referred to as a mini-stroke. According to the New York Post, it was the keen observation of her dedicated fans that ultimately saved her. Judy shared, “The people that watched me for 15 years noticed something was wrong, and without asking – which was probably a very smart thing, because I would have said, ‘Don’t go there’ – they called paramedics.”

It was reported that Judy started “asking questions in slow motion,” which alerted the show’s producers to call an ambulance. Fortunately, the quick response of her attentive audience and the show’s staff ensured that she received timely medical attention.

A False Alarm

After being rushed to the hospital, Judy’s doctors suspected that she had suffered a mini-stroke. However, to her relief, it turned out to be a false alarm. Reflecting on the experience, she said, “Turned out to be I was fine. I’m not sure whether I had one of those TIA experiences, and they go away.”

Since that incident, Judy hasn’t experienced any more episodes and remains in good health. In fact, she now has a new show called Judy Justice, proving that age is just a number for the indomitable TV personality.

The Future of Her TV Career

When asked about retiring from her TV career, Judy made it clear that she has no intention of slowing down. At 80 years old, she stated, “I’m not tired. I don’t play golf or tennis. I have no desire to learn how to play mahjong, chess, or checkers. I know what I like to do. Why, at my stage in life, would I try to find something else when I already know what I like?”

A Happy Home Life

Off-screen, Judy enjoys a happy home life with her husband, Jerry Sheindlin. This year, the couple will celebrate 46 years of marriage. Although they briefly divorced in the early years of their relationship, they reunited and have been happily together ever since.

Prior to Jerry, Judy was married to her first husband, Ronald Levy, in 1964. They had two children together, and Judy put her legal career on hold to become a stay-at-home mom. However, when she decided to return to work, Ronald didn’t support her, which led to resentment. Eventually, they divorced.

Later on, in 1976, Judy met Jerry, a defense attorney, at a New York bar. At the time, Jerry was separated from his wife. Judy, known for her no-nonsense attitude, told Jerry not to call her again until he had filed for divorce. Their love story persisted, and they got married in 1977. Together, they have three children.

In conclusion, the world of Judge Judy is full of surprises. From her courtroom battles to her personal life, Judy Sheindlin has experienced it all. Despite a scare that she thought was a mini-stroke, she has rebounded and continues to entertain audiences with her new show. With her unwavering determination and passion for her work, Judge Judy proves that age is just a number.

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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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