Joni Mitchell Conservator Says Folk Singer is "Speaking Well" Since Aneurysm

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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 since she was rushed to the hospital months ago.

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, as well as to 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.

Morris' comments come after Mitchell's longtime friend David Crosby told HuffPost Live that Mitchell was not yet speaking.

Morris' full statement, as posted on Mitchell's website, follows:

"Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well. She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies. She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."

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