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Johnny L.A.
03-31-2015, 10:35 PM
Story (http://variety.com/2015/music/news/joni-mitchell-hospitalized-1201463950/)
Legendary folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after being found unconscious at her L.A. home.

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A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that paramedics responded to an emergency 911 call on Mitchell’s street in Bel Air at about 2:30 on Tuesday, but was unable to confirm her condition.

Smapti
03-31-2015, 10:42 PM
From one piece of billion-year-old carbon to another, I hope she's OK.

And if she's not, I guess I'll see her in the garden.

Ranger Jeff
03-31-2015, 11:53 PM
We are stardust.

We are golden.

coffeecat
03-31-2015, 11:59 PM
Good luck, Joni.

Coriolanus
04-01-2015, 03:10 PM
She is awesome

Recent NY Mag cover: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1b/02/eb/1b02eb661ce60005ed0ce294931411de.jpg

She is Saruman
(I keed)

I'm sure she'll be okay.

ftg
04-01-2015, 03:28 PM
One article I read reporting this called her "reclusive". It included a picture of her at a recent Grammy related event. Yeah, recluses show up at Grammy events, do magazine cover stories, etc. :dubious:

Hilarity N. Suze
04-01-2015, 03:44 PM
She is "reclusish." That defines a person who doesn't give a lot of interviews but still ends up on magazine covers sometimes.

Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
04-01-2015, 03:57 PM
Yeah, I think 'private' would have been a better word.

johnpost
04-01-2015, 05:54 PM
tv news says awake and in good spirits.

teela brown
04-01-2015, 05:56 PM
She is "reclusish." That defines a person who doesn't give a lot of interviews but still ends up on magazine covers sometimes.

I hope she's okay.

The article in our local paper says she doesn't perform because she says she has "Morgellon's Disease".

samclem
04-01-2015, 06:08 PM
She self-diagnosed as a sufferer of Morgellons syndrome. It's a psychosomatic delusion that sufferers imagine that fibers are coming out of their skin, and the fibers are parasites.

Exapno Mapcase
04-01-2015, 06:31 PM
I saw that issue of New York magazine. I was appalled by the way she looked, a dozen years older than her actual age which is only 71. I didn't foresee her collapse but I'm not at all surprised by it.

John Mace
04-01-2015, 06:36 PM
She self-diagnosed as a sufferer of Morgellons syndrome. It's a psychosomatic delusion that sufferers imagine that fibers are coming out of their skin, and the fibers are parasites.

Most of us just call that "a flashback".

Gatopescado
04-01-2015, 06:58 PM
How did they "rush" her? Ambulance or Big Yellow Taxi?

Loach
04-01-2015, 07:11 PM
She self-diagnosed as a sufferer of Morgellons syndrome. It's a psychosomatic delusion that sufferers imagine that fibers are coming out of their skin, and the fibers are parasites.

Yikes. That is a very specific syndrome.

koeeoaddi
04-01-2015, 07:16 PM
I hope she'll be okay and I really hope it isn't lung cancer. She's been a heavy smoker since she was a little kid and regarded tobacco as something almost holy.

Zeldar
04-01-2015, 08:39 PM
I hope she'll be okay and I really hope it isn't lung cancer. She's been a heavy smoker since she was a little kid and regarded tobacco as something almost holy.

As far as I have been able to detect, this is the first mention of what I suspect is going on with Joni. I've heard those stories about her and that was the first thing to cross my mind when I saw those early reports. They seem to be avoiding what to me is obvious.

Brynda
04-01-2015, 10:48 PM
Poor woman. Morgellons sounds like living hell.

Coriolanus
04-02-2015, 06:57 AM
I saw that issue of New York magazine. I was appalled by the way she looked, a dozen years older than her actual age which is only 71. I didn't foresee her collapse but I'm not at all surprised by it.

New York Magazine article from Feb 2015:


http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/02/joni-mitchell-fashion-muse.html

Jackmannii
04-02-2015, 08:08 AM
She self-diagnosed as a sufferer of Morgellons syndrome. It's a psychosomatic delusion that sufferers imagine that fibers are coming out of their skin, and the fibers are parasites.The general claim is that the fibers are produced by parasites, by another sort of microorganism known/unknown to science, or something diabolical from a secret government project.

Joni Mitchell's website (http://jonimitchell.com/library/view.cfm?id=2244) hosts an article by someone speculating that environmental toxins cause Morgellons (the CDC study the article refers to essentially concluded that the ailment is psychosomatic).

It's sort of ironic to be concerned about pseudo-environmental toxins and simultaneously be a smoker.

Zeldar
04-04-2015, 11:27 AM
An update with still no official diagnosis is at
https://www.yahoo.com/music/s/joni-mitchell-remains-hospitalized-los-angeles-050611708.html

Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
04-14-2015, 09:32 PM
And two weeks later and still no update (not that anyone is obligated to, and are most likely obligated not to). I'm guessing lung cancer that has spread to the brain.

koeeoaddi
04-28-2015, 05:56 PM
She's in a coma and unresponsive. :(

http://www.tmz.com/2015/04/28/joni-mitchell-coma-conservatorship-health-update-hospital/

Fiveroptic
04-28-2015, 06:05 PM
Ah, damn. 71 is pretty young to be on the cusp of dying (although perhaps not for a heavy smoker.) "Court and Spark" has long been one of my very favorite, most-played albums. I feel kind of old right now. :(

Leaffan
04-28-2015, 06:21 PM
I didn't realize her situation was that bad.

It sure doesn't sound good at this point. In today's age, 71 is far too young to die: especially for an affluent woman.

Peace Joni.

koeeoaddi
04-28-2015, 06:39 PM
Her website is saying that the report of her being in a coma isn't true.

"The Apr 28: Update on Joni's health
Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital - but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected."

http://jonimitchell.com

Sure hope so.

carnivorousplant
04-28-2015, 10:20 PM
I, too.

Really Not All That Bright
04-28-2015, 11:11 PM
Am I the only one surprised to discover she's still alive?

running coach
04-28-2015, 11:16 PM
Am I the only one surprised to discover she's still alive?

No, I'm sure she is too.

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