Legendary Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized

by Zach Seemayer 8:41 PM PDT, March 31, 2015
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Legendary folk musician Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital after she was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home on Tuesday.

The news was confirmed in a tweet posted on the 71-year-old singer  Twitter account. Later, a statement regarding Mitchell's condition was also released on Twitter, reading: "Joni is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them."

According to her official website, Mitchell was found unconscious in her home. "She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital," the statement further reads.

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The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to People that a woman was transported to a local hospital, but declined to release information regarding the patient's medical status.

It is still unclear at this time what caused Mitchell to lose consciousness, and details of her medical treatment remain undisclosed.

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Mitchell is best known for her popular 1970s albums Ladies of the Canyons -- featuring the hits "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock" -- and Blue, considered to be one of the most influential albums of the last century.

Mitchell's most recent release was the 2007 record Shine, her 19th studio album.