2020 Grammys

Joni Mitchell Is 'Speaking Well' and 'Getting Better Each Day,' Conservator Says

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Joni Mitchell performs in New Orleans on May 6, 1995.

Joni Mitchell seems to be on the road to recovery.

Mitchell's conservator, Leslie Morris, released a statement through the singer's website on Sunday, June 28, noting that Mitchell's health is improving after having an aneurysm.

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"Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative," the statement reads. "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 she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."

Mitchell's longtime friend David Crosby recently confirmed that the beloved folk singer had an aneurysm and said she wasn't able to communicate.

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"I have not spoken with her. To my knowledge she is not speaking yet. She is home, she is in care, she is recovering," he told HuffPost Live. "She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm, and nobody found her for a while. And she's going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury."

Mitchell, 71, was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home on March 31. She was admitted to an area hospital after which conflicting reports emerged concerning her responsiveness.


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