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Joni Mitchell ‘Awake, In Good Spirits’ After Being Found Unconscious at Home (Updated)

Folk music icon is in intensive care, says her website

Joni Mitchell, who rose to fame with songs such as “Both Sides, Now” and “Big Yellow Taxi,” was hospitalized on Tuesday after responders arrived at her Los Angeles home where the 71-year-old musician was found unconscious.

Update: According to a notice on her website, “Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. 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.

It was unclear what prompted the medical emergency.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department told TheWrap that first responders arrived at a residence in the 600 block of Funchal Rd. in Los Angeles, in response to an emergency call shortly after 2:30 p.m. But the LAFD would not confirm the identity of the individual who was treated.

Mitchell, born Roberta Joan Anderson in Canada, became a household name among the Woodstock generation, winning a Grammy award in the Best Folk Performance for her 1969 album “Clouds.” Mitchell’s 1974 album “Court and Spark,” her most successful, was certified double platinum. She went on to win a total of eight Grammys during her career.

A representative for Mitchell has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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