Almost three months after Joni Mitchell was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in her home, her rep has explained that the legendary singer suffered an aneurysm but is recovering well.
She also denied reports that Joni is unable to speak, and gave fans a site to visit if they wish to leave their own well-wishes.
The 71-year-old was found unconscious on April 1, with her longtime friend David Crosby recently claiming that she was currently unable to communicate.
However, a statement approved by Joni’s conservator Leslie Morris has now been posted on her official website, saying: “Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative.
“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.”
Her statement comes after David told HuffPost Live: “I have not spoken with her. To my knowledge she is not speaking yet.
“She is home, she is in care, she is recovering. 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.”
He continued on to say he’s hoping she’ll make a full recovery, saying: “I love her. She was my old lady at one point. She’s probably the best of us – probably the greatest living singer-songwriter.
“We’re all holding our breath and thinking a good thought, hoping that it’s going to turn out OK.”
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