Lindsay Lohan to Skip Court Appearance Due to Illness

Actress reportedly down with the flu in New York City, preventing her from flying to Los Angeles to make her hearing.

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    Lindsay Lohan

    Lindsay Lohan is calling in sick.

    The "Liz & Dick" actress will be skipping out on an appearance at a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday--where she is scheduled to answer for charges that she violated her probation--because she is ill, E! News has confirmed.

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    According to a court source, Judge Stephanie Sautner received notice Tuesday that the 26-year-old has reportedly come down with the flu in New York City and will be unable to fly to the hearing. Lohan supposedly saw a doctor to determine whether she was healthy enough to make the trip.

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    Earlier this month, the actress' lawyer pleaded, on her behalf, not guilty to probation violation stemming from a June car crash in which the actress is accused of lying to police.

    LiLo has been charged with three misdemeanors: obstruction, providing false information to an officer and driving with wanton disregard.

    The star remains on probation for her 2011 jewelry theft case, and in a fortuitous turn of events, Lohan's probation-violation case was transferred to the courtroom of Sautner - the very same judge who presided over the necklace - swiping case and supervised her eventual probation. Lohan's trial is scheduled for Feb. 27.

    --Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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