TMZ is reporting that beloved singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell fell into a coma recently and has become unresponsive after being rushed to an ICU at the end of March. [Update—Mitchell’s reps deny the rumors.]
She was found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles on March 31 and was taken to an intensive care unit at the UCLA Medical Center. A day later a rep for Mitchell said that she was “awake and in good spirits.” TMZ reports that Mitchell has remained in the ICU since the end of March and is now “unable to respond to anyone.”
TMZ’s report also claims that Leslie Morris, Mitchell’s close friend, has filed legal documents to obtain conservatorship over the musician.
Be well, Joni. :’(
Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital - but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority - in the absence of 24-hour doctor care - to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts. You may add your well wishes for her at the websiteWeLoveYouJoni.com