Joni Mitchell Speaking and "Has Made Remarkable Progress," According to Attorney

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Joni Mitchell suffered a stroke and brain aneurysm in March.

Since Joni Mitchell was hospitalized due to a stroke and brain aneurysm in March, there has been widespread concern over the folk singer's health. Now her attorney has stated in court documents that Mitchell is talking and "is expected to make a full recovery."

The news follows word from Mitchell's longtime friend David Crosby last month that the 71-year-old singer-songwriter was not speaking.

Now new court documents related to Mitchell's conservatorship suggest another, more optimistic story. In them, as People reports, Mitchell's attorney Rebecca J. Thyne described visiting her client at home on June 26: "When I arrived she was seated at her kitchen table feeding herself lunch."

"She also told me that she receives excellent care from caregivers round-the-clock," Thyne continued. "It was clear that she was happy to be home and that she has made remarkable progress. She has physical therapy each day and is expected to make a full recovery."

The purpose of the documents was that Thyne recommended that Michell's longtime friend Leslie Morris (who has been acting as her temporary conservator) be officially appointed her conservator. According to Thyne, Mitchell should be judged to lack the capacity to give informed consent for medical treatment.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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