Joni Mitchell is expected to make a full recovery contrary to reports that she had slipped into a coma.
Mitchell, was hospitalized on March 31, 2015 after being found unconscious in her home.
Last night [April 28, 2015], American website TMZ reported that Mitchell is in a coma, “unconscious in a hospital, unable to respond to anyone, with no immediate prospects for getting better”.
The website also published legal documents allegedly confirming their claims.
Leslie Morris, a friend of Mitchell’s for more than 40 years, had filed a petition on Tuesday seeking to be named as Mitchell’s conservator.
Subsequently, TMZ’s claims have been refuted in a post on Mitchell’s official website. “Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital – but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority – in the absence of 24-hour doctor care – to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts.”