“Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition”, the staff of the singer twitted this. The ambulance arrived at her house and found her unconscious, but she was awake when she got to the hospital.
She was in intensive care and doctors ran all the routine tests, but she is “awake and in good spirits”. In December, Mitchell declared to the Billboard that a rare disease affected her – Morgellon disease – that does not allow her to perform.
Joni Mitchell is a 71-year-old folk songwriter, she won 8 Grammys, one was ad honorem. She was at the peak of her success in the 60s, thanks to her songs performed with voice and guitar. As years went by, she set aside folk music and explored blues and jazz. He cooperated with Charlie Mingus, Jaco Pistorius, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancok and Michael Brecker.
“First of all I am a painter, then a musician,” she said about herself more than once. During her career she personally worked on the graphics and covers of her albums, sometimes she even used her paintings or pictures of her.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa