A Scene from Cindy Adams’ Hospital Room

New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams has been out of commission all summer and today, in her first column since May, she explained her absence. She’s been in the hospital with a host of medical issues. Perhaps the best part of today’s column is the image of her friend Judge Judy Sheindlin keeping watch in Ms. Adams’ hospital room:

Judge Judy knew she had people to take care of her if need be. I however, she knew had nothing, nobody. With a document legalized years ago, she made all decisions. Everyone’s seen her on TV — orangutans in Africa’s bush watch the program — but seeing this face issuing directives around antiseptic surgical corridors was new. One medic asked, “Have you any papers?” My friend instantly dove into her alligator handbag and produced our signed documents.