Joni Mitchell is "in good spirits" despite being in intensive care after being discovered unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The 71-year-old folk singer was rushed to hospital on Tuesday afternoon, her official website reported.
"Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an LA 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," read the site.
Joni Mitchell is currently in an LA hospital
The Canadian artist’s official Twitter account also kept fans updated, reporting on Tuesday night that she was in hospital, but giving no specific details on her condition.
"Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know," read the first tweet. Hours later another followed: "Joni is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them."
According to TMZ, the singer-songwriter was found by paramedics around 2.30pm on Tuesday after an emergency call from her house.
Joni Mitchell outside the Revolution club in London in 1968
The Big Yellow Taxi singer has received eight Grammy awards, including a lifetime achievement award in 2002. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Now in her early 70s, Joni is still in high demand. It was announced that the folk legend was collaborating with luxury French fashion house Saint Laurent in January.
The news was shared on Twitter with a black-and-white image of Joni with a guitar. Her trademark blonde locks flow loosly over her shoulders, which are covered by a Sixties-esque tunic. Her ensemble is capped off with a classic, oversized black Saint Laurent fedora and a leather cape.
Joni told Billboard magazine in December that she has a rare skin condition, Morgellons disease, which prevents her from performing.