A rep confirmed the news via Mitchell's verified Twitter account Tuesday evening.
Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know.
— JoniMitchell.com (@JoniMitchellcom) April 1, 2015
"Fibers in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm," Mitchell said in a 2014 interview. "They cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable, or mineral."
UPDATE 2:00 a.m.: Mitchell's Twitter account reports the singer is "awake and in good spirits."
Joni is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them.— JoniMitchell.com (@JoniMitchellcom) April 1, 2015
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