On March 31, Folk Music luminary Joni Mitchell was found unconscious Tuesday afternoon in her home, rushed to the hospital and placed in an intensive care unit. Fans the world over sent wishes and love to the 71-year-old musician, and hoped for the best of the situation.
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) April 1, 2015
Keep #JoniMitchell in your thoughts tonight. She is a strong woman. They will not pave paradise nor will they put up a parking lot.
— Lee Radziwill (@LeeRadziwill) April 1, 2015
#JoniMitchell live on darling lady. There are things to paint!
— jann arden (@jannarden) April 2, 2015
As of today, her representatives are glad to announce that Mitchell is awake and is getting stronger day by day. Fans are encouraged to send their warm wishes and thoughts to WeLoveYouJoni.com.
Joni is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. — JoniMitchell.com (@JoniMitchellcom) April 1, 2015
Joni remains under observation in the hospital and is resting comfortably. Her progress is encouraging as she continues to improve each day. — JoniMitchell.com (@JoniMitchellcom) April 4, 2015
Woodstock icon Joni Mitchell is diagnosed with a rare and little-understood condition called Morgellon’s Disease, a strange illness characterized by creepy, crawling sensations on and under the skin, sores, and unidentifiable filaments emerging from the sores. It also gives the sufferer fatigue, short-term memory loss, and difficulty concentrating. This condition has prevented Mitchell from travelling, performing, or even recording in recent years.
“I haven’t been doing much lately because I’ve just come through about seven years of a flattening kind of illness, Mitchell says in an interview with The Star in 2013. “I’m not cured but I’ve found a helpful physician way outside the box. Western medicine says this doesn’t even exist; it’s a psychotic disease. It’s not.”
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