Iconic Joni Mitchell’s con­di­tion im­proves in in­ten­sive care: web­site

The China Post - - ARTS & LEISURE -

Folk mu­sic leg­end Joni Mitchell’s con­di­tion was im­prov­ing at a Los An­ge­les hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to the web­site of one of the sym­bols of the Wood­stock gen­er­a­tion.

The 71- year- old Canadian singer-song­writer was found un­con­scious Tues­day af­ter­noon in her home and taken to in­ten­sive care.

“We are en­cour­aged by her progress and she con­tin­ues to im­prove and get stronger each day,” the web­site said, adding that she re­mained un­der ob­ser­va­tion in the hos­pi­tal.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the singer did not im­me­di­ately re­spond for com­ment.

Mitchell, whose real name is Roberta Joan An­der­son, is known for hits in­clud­ing “Big Yel­low Taxi,” and “The Cir­cle Game,” as well as her role as a top artist in the 1960’s mu­sic scene.

She has re­ceived eight Gram­mys, the top prize in the U.S. mu­sic in­dus­try and she was in­ducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Mitchell says she suf­fers from an ail­ment called Morgel­lon’s dis­ease, which is de­scribed as a crawl­ing, bit­ing or sting­ing sen­sa­tion all over the body. The med­i­cal di­ag­no­sis of the dis­ease is dis­puted by some doc­tors who call it a form of psy­chosis.

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