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Joni Mitchell in ‘intensive care’ at Los Angeles hospital

The 71 year old singer-songwriter was found unconscious at her home on Tuesday (March 31)

Folk singer Joni Mitchell has been hospitalised in Los Angeles, after being found unconscious at her home on Tuesday (March 31).

A statement released via Mitchell’s official website says that the Canadian singer-songwriter, 71, is “currently in intensive care undergoing tests”. She is, however, “awake and in good spirits”.

The message continues that Mitchell “regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an LA area hospital” and urged fans to “light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way”.

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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.”
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