A new official statement has been issued, offering an update on Joni Mitchell‘s recent ill-health.
Mitchell was hospitalised in Los Angeles on March 31, after being found unconscious at her home.
Previous reports had claimed that Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm, with folk singer David Crosby stating over the weekend that the singer was unable to speak following a “traumatic brain injury”.
Now, a statement from Mitchell’s conservator, Leslie Morris, confirms that the musician did indeed suffer an aneurysm but is “speaking well”, with a “full recovery expected”.
She has also been released from hospital and is “undergoing daily therapies” at home.
The statement reads in full: “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.”
Crosby had told the Huffington Post: “Nobody found [Mitchell] for a while. She took a terrible hit. To my knowledge she is not speaking yet… She’s going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury… She’s a tough girl, and very smart. So, how much she’s going to come back and when, I don’t know and I’m not going to guess.”
“I love her,” he continued. “She’s probably the best of us – probably the greatest living singer-songwriter.”