Monday, June 17, 2024

Joni Mitchell’s Conservator Confirms Our Story: Singer Had a Brain Aneurysm


Joni Mitchell’s conservator, Leslie Morris, confirms today my story from May 29th: Joni Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm.

Morris writes on Mitchell’s website: “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.”

There was a little outbreak of sub-headlines about this after musician David Crosby mentioned it in an interview. The Hollywood Reporter than reported it and called him “Bill Crosby.” So at least there’s a laugh there.

Here’s the link to my original story:

Always send prayers and good wishes to Joni to get well soon. Thanks to Leslie Morris for getting back to me in a timely fashion.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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