Updates On Joni Mitchell’s Condition Sound Promising, But She's Sadly Not Out Of The Woods Yet
It's only been a day, and already we're receiving a positive update on the scare that occurred Tuesday Night. On Tuesday, Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in her home. Even worse, Mitchell was placed in the intensive care unit, and fans reacted to Mitchell's hospitalization with an outpouring of supportive words and lyrics to help the singer pull through. Her official website might have promised that her condition was unknown and would be shared with the world when they knew more, but it didn't take even that much for all of us to start thinking the worst. Thankfully, according to the same website, Mitchell is "awake and in good spirits" at the hospital.
The statement, which was posted at 9:57 p.m. on Tuesday, reads:
Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area 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.
Of course, being awake and in good spirits doesn't mean that Mitchell has fully recovered just yet. We still have no updates on exactly what caused her to be found unconscious in the first place or any other updates on her actual health. While it's great to know that Mitchell is in a good mood, and even more of a relief to hear that she is conscious, I don't blame fans for being unable to properly relax until we have more information. The folk singer brought so much joy to so many people over the course of her career, and, if lighting a candle, singing a song, and sending good wishes is all that we can do to give some of that joy back, then that's absolutely what we will do.
More updates are sure to be on the way, but, until then, the lyrics of Mitchell herself will help get her — and her fans — through this difficult time: "Then can I walk beside you? I have come here to lose the smog. And I feel to be a cog in something turning." All right, so "Woodstock" is just a personal favorite of mine, but Mitchell's unlimited discography offers a lot of options for people who just need to hear the singer-songwriter's amazing voice while we wait.