Joni Mitchell remains in the hospital and is “resting comfortably,” according to an update on the website, JoniMitchell.com. “She continues to improve and get stronger each day,” the post said.
The singer was hospitalized last Tuesday in Los Angeles after being found unconscious in her home.
It’s unclear what caused her to become unconscious.
Related CBS Article: Joni Mitchell and the Mystery of Morgellons Disease
The 71-year-old singer-songwriter revealed last year to Billboard that she has a rare skin condition, called Morgellons disease, which prevents her from touring.
In 2010, Mitchell told a reporter at the Los Angeles Times that she has a “weird, incurable disease that seems like it’s from outer space.” She said the condition is the reason why she often hides from the public eye. Mitchell described seeing “fibers in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm: they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral.”
“Morgellons is a slow, unpredictable killer — a terrorist disease: it will blow up one of your organs, leaving you in bed for a year,” she continued. “Morgellons is always diagnosed as ‘delusion of parasites,’ and they send you to a psychiatrist. I’m actually trying to get out of the music business to battle for Morgellons sufferers to receive the credibility that’s owed to them.” (Source)
The eight-time Grammy winner is the voice behind such songs as “River,” “Both Sides Now,” “Woodstock,” “Chelsea Morning” and “Big Yellow Taxi.” She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Last year, Mitchell released four-disc box set. Her most recent studio album, “Shine,” came out in 2007. She recently attended Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash in Los Angeles. (CBS NEWS)