Joni Mitchell Expects 'Full Recovery' After Aneurysm

Conservator says singer 'is speaking, and she's speaking well'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2015 7:50 AM CDT
In this Feb.7, 2015, file photo, Joni Mitchell arrives at the 2015 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Joni Mitchell's friend and conservator is setting the record straight on the Canadian singer's condition after she was rushed to the hospital in March. Though singer David Crosby claimed Mitchell was "not speaking yet" in an interview with HuffPost Live on Friday, Leslie Morris approved a statement on confirming Mitchell suffered an aneurysm but "is speaking, and she's speaking well," per the New York Times. "She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies," the statement continues. "She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."

Before yesterday, the most recent update on Mitchell's condition had come at the end of April, when Morris said "she comprehends, she's alert, and she has her full senses." The BBC reports Morris was appointed Mitchell's conservator in May after a judge ruled the singer couldn't make her own health care decisions. Morris now has "the authority—in the absence of 24-hour doctor care—to make care decisions for Joni," per an earlier statement.

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