Joni Mitchell 'Is Awake and In Good Spirits' After Being Rushed to Hospital
The legendary singer-songwriter was taken to an L.A. hospital on Tuesday after being found unconscious in her home
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home.
“Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition,” her team wrote in a statement on her official website.
In an update posted late Tuesday night, her team wrote, “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.”
Paramedics transported the 71-year-old to a Los Angeles hospital in the early afternoon after receiving a 911 call.
LAFD confirms to PEOPLE that a patient was transported to a local area hospital after a medical emergency call but wouldn’t confirm the patient’s status.
The Canadian singer previously stated that she was suffering from Morgellons disease.
“I have a tremendous will to live,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 2010 of the controversial condition.
An eight-time Grammy winner, Mitchell is best known for hits like “Woodstock,” “Both Sides, Now” and “Big Yellow Taxi.” She got her start as a folk music performer before finding mainstream success in the early ’70s. Her songs have been covered by everyone from Sarah McLachlan to Hole, and have been sampled by artists including Janet Jackson and Kanye West.
Earlier this year the iconic star was featured in an ad campaign for Saint Laurent.
• Reporting by MELODY CHIU