Joni Mitchell ‘Speaking Well’ After Aneurysm, Says Conservator

Joni Mitchell
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Good news for Joni Mitchell and her fans: The legendary singer seems to be moving toward full recovery.

Mitchell’s conservator, Leslie Morris, posted an update on the singer’s condition on her official website following her aneurysm in March.

“Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm,” the statement says. “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.”

Morris is likely referring to the comments made by David Crosby, Mitchell’s longtime friend, who sparked worry earlier this week when he spoke about her condition.

“I have not spoken with her,” he told HuffPost Live. “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.”

The 71-year-old Mitchell was rushed to the hospital on March 31 after collapsing in her Los Angeles home.

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  1. Joni we know you will recover from this. I want you to know that all of your fans love you and pray and think of you everyday. Thank you for being so strong and brave.


  2. kirk Hope says:

    I have recovered from brain injury in a short time because I’m a singer songwriter too new research in brain healing shows a person who can sing and play an instrument uses all of the synapse
    And the brain rewires itself people with severe brain injury are now being taught a musical instrument and to sing simultaneously this works I am working with brain injured people teaching guitar and vocal as a volunteer as I am gifted in working with disabled people wanting to play guitar I taught a boy to play a mean bass with limited use of his hands

  3. IT 2 IT says:

    The 60s and 70s ‘real’ music has been blown out of the water
    with Dave McGOWAN’s mind blowing exposes.

    MOVE ON dot NOW.

  4. Thrilled that Joni is coming back to us, just so relieved. My husband and i were both put off by Crosby’s referring to her as “my old lady…” I mean, come on, that’s such a chauvinist’s expression…I’d have hoped he’d have evolved by now.

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