Joni Mitchell has been hospitalised. The seventy-one-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter and painter was reportedly rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after she fell ill at her Los Angeles home. It was confirmed on her official Twitter account about Mitchell’s hospitalization, saying they’re still awaiting word on her condition.
Twitter, Mitchell is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits.
According to TMZ, paramedics hurried to the singer’s Bel Air residence after receiving a 911 call. She was reportedly alert on the way to the hospital.
The website describes her medical condition as “quite serious.”
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that paramedics responded to an emergency 911 call on Mitchell’s street in Bel Air at about 2:30 on Tuesday but was unable to confirm her condition.
At this time her rep could not be reached for comment.
Mitchell is a lifelong smoker who has said in the past that “six decades of smoking have robbed me of my voice.”
“Well, it’s taking personal responsibility for the failure of a relationship,” she said of “River” in an NPR interview. “And my generation — you know, the ‘Me Generation’ — is known to be a Peter Pan, narcissistic generation, right? So it’s really, you know — it’s really that aspect of our inability — you know, ‘I’m selfish and I’m sad.’ Right? You know, people think that’s confessional, but I’d say, you know, in my generation, you think that that’s a unique personal statement? You know what I mean? It’s like, no wonder there’s so many covers of it?”
More on Mitchell, she began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada, heading to the streets and dives of Toronto. Some of her original songs are (“Urge for Going”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides, Now”, “The Circle Game”)