BEL AIR—Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is speaking and getting better after suffering an aneurysm in March. Mitchell, 71, was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home and rushed to a hospital.
Last week, David Crosby, a long time friend who dated Mitchell in the 1960s, told The Huffington Post that although he had not been in direct contact with her, “to my knowledge she is not speaking yet.”
A statement by Leslie Morris, who was appointed Mitchell’s conservator in May after a judge ruled that Mitchell was unable to make decisions concerning her health, said that she was recovering well in her home. On her website, JoniMitchell.com, Morris posted the following statement:
“Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she’s speaking well. She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies. She is resting comfortably in her own home and getting better each day. A full recovery is expected.”
The webpage WeLoveYouJoni.com was opened for fans to share their messages of hope and recovery for Mitchell. Fans are encouraged to post on their social media pages using the hasthag #WeLoveYouJoni.
“When I was a child I would listen for hours, I learned many tuning [sic] – I am eternally grateful for your musical influence – I wish you health happiness and peace in this journey to health,” a fan posted on Facebook. Many have also used Twitter to share pictures and kind messages for Mitchell during her road to recovery.
Mitchell is best known for her songs “Woodstock” and “Both Sides.” She has won eight Grammys.