Possibly in next few days, according to lawyer

Joni Mitchell may be discharged from hospital, possibly within the next few days.

Associated Press reports that her lawyer Alan Watenmaker told Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham III on May 4, 2015 that Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon; but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment.

Watenmaker cited Mitchell’s impending release as one of the reasons why Leslie Morris, Mitchell’s friend for over 40 years, should oversee Mitchell’s medical decisions once she leaves hospital.

AP reports that Morris will not have any control over Mitchell’s finances.

Morris had filed a petition seeking to be named as Mitchell’s conservator, which had led to rumours suggesting that Mitchell was in a coma, after having been hospitalized on March 31, 2015.

A statement refuting the rumours was published on Mitchell’s website on April 28.