Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in US

Agence France-Presse
Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in US
(UPDATED) The singer is reportedly 'awake and in good spirits,' according to her website

LOS ANGELES, USA – Canadian singer Joni Mitchell, one of the symbols of the Woodstock generation, was in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday, March 31 according to her website. 

“Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition,” her website said. 

“Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital,” the statement added.

“She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.”   

The news was broken by the celebrity website TMZ, which said the emergency medical services came to the 71-year-old’s house around 2:30 pm (2130 GMT). 

A representative of the singer did not immediately answer calls from AFP. 

Mitchell, whose real name was Roberta Joan Anderson, is known for hits including “The Circle Game”, “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Help Me,” among many others. 

She has received 8 Grammys, the top prize in the US music industry. –

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