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Joni Mitchell not in a coma, despite rumours

By | Published on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell is not in a coma and is recovering well in hospital, a message posted to the singer’s website last night said, the statement coming in the wake of rumours that the folk legend was “unconscious” and “unresponsive”.

As previously reported, Mitchell was rushed to hospital late last month after being found unconscious at her LA home. TMZ reported that the singer’s condition had worsened after Leslie Morris, a long-time close friend of Mitchell, filed legal documents to obtain a conservatorship over her friend’s affairs.

But an online statement approved by Morris and posted yesterday read: “Contrary to rumours 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 statement went on: “The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her long-time friend Leslie Morris the authority – in the absence of 24 hour doctor care – to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital”.

It concludes: “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”.