Joni Mitchell Reportedly Suffered a Brain Aneurysm

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A brain aneurysm was the cause of Joni Mitchell’s hospitalization on March 31, according to a new report.

Roger Friedman, reporting on, says he was told Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm and did not have a stroke, as some have suspected. Mitchell has been hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles since the incident.

Friedman said Mitchell was recently moved to a rehabilitation facility and her longtime friend Leslie Morris is making arrangements for her health care to continue at home. She remains in serious condition.

Mitchell, who is 71, was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home on March 31 and has been hospitalized since. She is reportedly improving and able to communicate despite having difficulty speaking.

On May 4, a judge granted Morris authority to make health care decisions for Mitchell in the absence of 24-hour medical care. Morris’s attorney cited Mitchell’s impending release as a reason for Morris to be appointed as her conservator, noting that Mitchell was expected to be released from the hospital within a few days.