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Joni Mitchell ‘Not In A Coma' And Expected To Make A Full Recovery

29/04/2015 14:08 BST | Updated 29/04/2015 14:59 BST

Joni Mitchell remains in hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery, a statement on her official website confirms.

The singer was rushed to hospital in March, and the statement comes following false reports, which claimed that Joni remained in a coma.

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A statement published on Wednesday explains: “Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital - but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected.

“The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority - in the absence of 24-hour doctor care - to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital.

“As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts."

The website adds that Leslie has approved the statement.

Joni was taken to intensive care after being found unconscious at her LA home on 31 March.

The cause of the 71-year-old’s ill-health has not been made public.

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