Joni Mitchell is making major strides on the road to recovery following her hospitalization earlier this year, according to friend and fellow singer Judy Collins.
Collins posted an update on Mitchell's health via Facebook, writing, "I have just heard from a close mutual friend that Joni is walking, talking, painting some, doing much rehab every day, and making good progress."
While Collins admitted that recovery doesn't happen overnight, she is hopeful that Mitchell will one day return to her normal self.
"I have another friend who went through something similar," Collins wrote. "It does take a long time, three years for my friend, who has really totally recovered professionally and personally. I will try my best to see our songbird when I am in LA in the coming weeks."
The 71-year-old legendary folk musician was rushed to the hospital in March after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home.
According to Time
, Mitchell's conservator, Leslie Morris, said the singer suffered a brain aneurysm. Mitchell was reportedly released from the hospital in the summer
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.