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Actress Lindsay Lohan claimed that she is too ill to appear at her mandatory court hearing in Santa Monica, which is scheduled for Wednesday.
TMZ reported that Lohan’s lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, informed the judge that the actress is suffering from an upper respiratory infection.
However, she was seen smoking at a party Saturday in SoHo.
Lohan, who is currently in New York City, was scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing about lying to police regarding a car accident in June 2012.
This is not the first time Lohan has claimed to be ill. She claimed to have the same infection before shooting began on Scary Movie 5 in September. But she recovered after the film’s producers threatened her with breach of contract.
Despite her sick note, a warrant for Lohan’s arrest may be issued if she does not appear in court Wednesday.
According to Yahoo, such a warrant was previously issued in May 2010 after Lohan failed to appear in California for a hearing. The actress was in France at the time and claimed her passport was stolen and, thus, could not fly back.
“There's really no valid excuse,” Judge Marsha Revel said at the time. “Probation is revoked, and the court is going to issue a warrant. I could not have been more clear as to the importance of the hearing … She has a history of not keeping appointments.”