Joni Mitchell in ‘good spirits’ after intensive care scare

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Canadian artist Joni Mitchell is ‘awake and in good spirits’ after she was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday.

Joni was found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles, California but regained consciousness while in the ambulance, her website reports. As of this writing, the reason for her hospitalisation has not been publicly disclosed.

According to The Guardian, a spokesman for the local fire department described Mitchell’s condition as ‘fair’.

Mitchell has won eight Grammy awards and a lifetime achievement award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and her songs encapsulate what has been called ‘the Woodstock generation’. Mitchell has kept a fairly low-profile in recent years. Her most recent album, Shine, was released in 2007.

In the past few years, Mitchell has advocated for research into Morgellons disease, which she says has prevented her from performing.

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‘I can’t sing any more – don’t miss it,’ she told Billboard magazine.

‘I can’t play any more – don’t miss it. I’ve got all these instruments laying around and hopefully one day I’ll pick them up.’

Mitchell most recently appeared in a widely-circulated advertisement campaign for Yves Saint Laurent.

Mitchell’s website says, ‘Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.’

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