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Joni Mitchell rep denies singer is still unable to speak after collapse

By | Published on Monday 29 June 2015

Joni Mitchell

A statement issued on behalf of Joni Mitchell has denied comments about her current condition made by David Crosby – as in one third of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

As previously reported, Mitchell was rushed to hospital in March after being found unconscious at her LA home. TMZ previously reported that the singer’s condition had worsened and that she was in a coma, but a statement approved by her long-term friend Leslie Morris denied this was the case.

But then Crosby, another longtime friend (and former partner) of Mitchell, told the Huffington Post that he was “thinking a good thought” for the singer who was “not speaking yet”.

But a new statement issued on Mitchell’s behalf this weekend denied this was the case, saying: “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”.

Responding, Crosby later admitted he didn’t know the very latest about Mitchell’s health, adding: “Thank God she is speaking …she is brave and I believe she will recover”.