NOT SO, Says Joni’s Rep: ‘She’s Alert & Responsive’


“Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma,” the statement reads.

Joni Mitchell 'Alert' and 'Not In Coma,' Says Official Website

Joni Mitchell ‘Alert’ and ‘Not In Coma,’ Says Official Website
APRIL 28, 2015 The Hollywood Reporter STAFF  

Joni Mitchell, the beloved singer, songwriter and queen of Laurel Canyon, is not in a coma, according to the singer’s website.

“Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma,” the statement reads. “Joni is still in the hospital — but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority — in the absence of 24-hour doctor care — to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts.”

The media outlet in question is TMZ, which reported that Mitchell is unresponsive and in a coma, according to new conservatorship documents.

According to the website, the 71-year-old singer was found unconscious in her home on March 31, though in the days following her website reported that she was indeed on the mend.



  1. Interesting that her website call it rumours. It clearly states in the Conservator-ship paperwork that she is unresponsive. As much as people love to hate on TMZ, they have never got a story incorrect. Harvey Levin prides himself on the fact TMZ only goes ahead with stories that have been vetted and fact checked.


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