Watch CBS News

Joni Mitchell had aneurysm in March but is recovering well, rep says

Joni Mitchell's friend and conservator says it was an aneurysm that sent the folk singer to the hospital in March.

Conservator Leslie Morris acknowledged the aneurysm in a statement posted on Mitchell's website on Sunday, providing the first significant details on Mitchell's health status in the months since an ambulance was sent to her Los Angeles house to take her to the hospital.

Morris says Mitchell is speaking -- and speaking well -- while recovering at home. She's unable to walk, but is expected to soon and make a full recovery.

Morris was appointed Mitchell's conservator in May when a judge decided Mitchell couldn't make health care decisions for herself and had no relatives who could serve as conservator.

Mitchell is a rock Hall-of-Famer who has won eight Grammies. She's the voice behind such songs as "River," "Both Sides Now," "Woodstock," "Chelsea Morning" and "Big Yellow Taxi." Last year, Mitchell released four-disc box set. Her most recent studio album, "Shine," came out in 2007.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.