Joni Mitchell has been hospitalised after being found unconscious in her LA home yesterday.
A statement on her official website says that she regained consciousness on the way to intensive care, but there is still no word on her condition.
The legendary singer, who’s famous for hits like ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, is said to be ‘awake’ and ‘in good spirits’.
An initial statement on the 71-year-old’s site read: “Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know.”
An update has since been posted, which says: “Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital.
“She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them.
“Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.”
TMZ reports that paramedics answered a 911 call about an unconscious female at Joni’s Bel Air home at around 2.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.
LA fire officials could not verify her identity.
A spokesman for the fire department, which provides emergency medical services, said the patient had been in a “fair condition” but provided no further details.
In December, Joni told Billboard magazine that she has Morgellons disease, which is a rare skin condition which prevents her from performing.
The Canadian singer, who has received an impressive eight Grammy Awards including a lifetime achievement award, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
She released a career-spanning four-disc box set last year, and appeared at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party in February.
We’re sending our love, thoughts and well-wishes to her and her family.
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