Singer Joni Mitchell To Leave Hospital

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

We did hear that there were reports stating that singer Joni Mitchell was in a coma began to surface but nothing official was ever released. A few weeks later, representatives for the singer quashed these rumors, saying the singer was awake and able to comprehend what was going on around her. Now, according to an attorney for the singer, it looks like Mitchell will be out of the hospital soon.

The Associated Press reports that the singer, who suffers from Morgollens Disease, is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days. This news comes just days after longtime companion Leslie Morris petitioned to become the singer’s conservator, which would give her the power to make health decisions regarding Mitchell. A judge granted Morris that right yesterday, May 4.

Her press source said, “Contrary to rumors 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 document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority – in the absence of 24-hour doctor care – to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital,” the statement reads. “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.”

Following the initial reports that Mitchell was in a coma, admirers and musicians shared their support via social media. Decemberists vocalist Colin Meloy, actress Emma Watson and classic rocker Billy Joel all showed some love for the singer. The folk legend’s last album, Shine, came out in 2007. Complications caused by the Morgellons Disease has kept Mitchell out of the performing circuit for a while now.

Here is a famous concert recorded on September 3, 1970 at BBC Television Center — Shepherd’s Bush, London. 30 mins. Originally broadcast on October 9, 1970, many fans consider this one of her finest early performances, with her soprano in “California” taking my breath away. DVD quality at 704 by 480 pixels and 16-9 format, this is the famous concert recorded on September 3, 1970 at BBC Television Center — Shepherd’s Bush, London. 30 mins. Originally broadcast on October 9, 1970, this version is from a later re-broadcast on BBC4 which was formatted for widescreen. Many fans consider this one of her finest early performances, with her soprano in “California” taking my breath away. Songs include: Chelsea Morning, Cactus Tree, My Old Man, For Free, Introduction to the Dulcimer, California, Big Yellow Taxi and Both Sides Now.

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