David Crosby Says Joni Mitchell Can No Longer Speak Due To An Aneurysm

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Back in April, it was reported that Joni Mitchell had been rushed to the hospital for something serious. Rumors that she’d fallen into a coma were quickly squashed, though, by an update on the folk singer’s official website, which stated that “she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses.” At the time, doctors expected her to make a full recovery.

According to musician and longtime friend David Crosby, however, Mitchell’s situation is much more dire. In an interview with HuffPost Live, the Crosby, Stills & Nash legend offered a grim update on her medical condition:

“I have not spoken to her. To my knowledge, she is not speaking yet,” Crosby said of Mitchell. “She is home, she is in care, she is in recovery. How that’s going to go, we don’t know yet. She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm, and nobody found her for a while. And she’s going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury.”

Crosby later sang the “Big Yellow Taxi” singer’s praises and tried to remain optimistic, saying, “She’s probably the best of us — probably the greatest living singer-songwriter. … We’re all holding our breath and thinking a good thought, hoping that it’s going to turn out okay.”

(Via Huffington Post)