Joni Mitchell Is ‘Speaking Well’ After Aneurysm, According to Singer’s Conservator

“Details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative,” says conservator Leslie Morris

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Joni Mitchell’s conservator confirmed that the singer suffered an aneurysm back in March, but has denied reports that she wasn’t yet speaking.

“Joni did, in fact, suffer an aneurysm,” her conservator, Leslie Morris, said in a statement available on the singer-songwriter’s website. “However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she’s speaking well.”

Morris also said that Mitchell is not yet walking, but is undergoing physical therapy.

“She is resting comfortably in her own home and she’s getting better each day. A full recovery is expected,” Morris wrote.

The statement comes after Mitchell’s friend and fellow musician David Crosby was the first to tell the media last Friday that Mitchell had suffered from an aneurysm, and that to his knowledge she wasn’t yet speaking. The cause of her hospitalization was previously unknown.

“We’re all holding our breath and thinking a good thought, hoping that it’s going to turn out okay,” the Crosby, Stills & Nash guitarist said.