The official website of Joni Mitchell today denied the news that the famous
folk singer had gone into a coma after his hospitalization last month and
confirmed in a statement that "full recovery" is expected.
Seven times winner of a Grammy and author of songs like "Help Me," "Big
Yellow Taxi" and "River" was entered rushed to the UCLA Medical Center on March
31 after being found unconscious at his home in Los Angeles ( EU).
"Joni is not in a coma. Joni still in the hospital, he is alert and with all
your senses. It is expected that a full recovery," he said on the website of the
artist after hours before the TMZ published a document which reads that Mitchell
is "unconscious and unable to respond."
TMZ text understood as a finding that the singer had gone into a coma and her
friend Leslie Morris going to have legal custody over their affairs.
"The document simply gives his long-time friend of Morris Leslie authority to
make medical decisions on behalf of Joni once you leave the hospital," he said
in the Jonimitchell.com website.
They have not revealed the cause of the illness of the singer of 71 years,
who has been a smoker voracious during their life to the point that blamed the
snuff to "steal" the voice, according to Variety.
His latest album unreleased tracks, "Shine" was published in 2007.