Joni Mitchell has made a rare and welcome public appearance, some 17 months after suffering a brain aneurysm.
The iconic Canadian singer was spotted at a Chick Corea concert at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles on Saturday (Aug. 20). She appeared relaxed as she posed for a photo with friends, revealed on the official Joni Mitchell site the following night (Aug. 21).
It’s a welcome sight, considering how gravely ill Mitchell was last year. Then 71, the artist was found unconscious in her L.A. home on March 31, 2015. Her condition was noted by sources after the incident as “very serious,” and friends said she was initially unable to speak. Updates on her life-threatening condition have been only occasional since.
In late June 2015, Mitchell’s attorney Rebecca J. Thyne said the artist “has physical therapy each day and is expected to make a full recovery” and by July, Mitchell had returned home to continue with her therapy.
Check out the photo of Mitchell at the Chick Corea gig here.