Joni Mitchell ‘getting stronger each day’ following hospitalisation

An update on the singer's condition states that she 'remains under observation'

An update has been issued on Joni Mitchell‘s medical condition.

The folk singer was hospitalised in Los Angeles on Tuesday (March 31), after being found unconscious at her home.

A statement released via Mitchell’s official website initially said that the Canadian singer-songwriter, 71, was “in intensive care undergoing tests”. It urged fans to “light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way”.


Stating that the musician was “awake and in good spirits”, the message continued that Mitchell “regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an LA area hospital”.

Now, however, an update has been posted which describes the singer as getting “stronger each day”. The message read: “Joni remains under observation in the hospital and is resting comfortably. We are encouraged by her progress and she continues to improve and get stronger each day.”

In December 2014, Mitchell told Billboard that she has a rare skin condition called Morgellons Disease, which prevents her from performing live.

Last November (2014), Mitchell released a remastered greatest hits collection featuring 53 songs from her highly acclaimed career. The legendary singer-songwriter’s final studio album, ‘Shine’, came out in 2007.

Taylor Swift is reportedly set to play Mitchell in a long-rumoured biopic. Asked about being being played by Swift in an interview with New York Magazine, Mitchell replied: “I’ve never heard Taylor’s music. I’ve seen her. Physically, she looks similarly small-hipped and high cheekbones. I can see why they cast her. I don’t know what her music sounds like, but I do know this – that if she’s going to sing and play me, good luck.”