David Crosby Confirms That Joni Mitchell Suffered An Aneurysm, Unable to Communicate

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David Crosby, the longtime friend of

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">Joni Mitchell and a former member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, confirmed that Mitchell suffered an aneurysm and is unable to speak.

Joni Mitchell was hospitalized in March, which led to much speculation about her health. It wasn't until David Crosby confirmed her condition this week that fans of the beloved folk singer knew exactly what was ailing her.

"I have not spoken with her. To my knowledge she is not speaking yet. She is home, she is in care, she is recovering," he told HuffPost Live. "She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm, and nobody found her for a while. And she's going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Crosby and Joni Mitchell first became friends in the 1960s during the folk music boon.

Joni Mitchell also dated Crosby bandmate Graham Nash.

"She's a tough girl and very smart. So, how much she's going to come back and when, I don't know and I'm not going to guess," Crosby said of Mitchell "I love her... She's probably the best of us — probably the greatest living singer-songwriter."

Meanwhile, Crosby shared a different viewpoint when it came to talk of Kanye West in the same interview. Earlier this year, Crosby tweeted that the rapper was "an idiot and a poser," and Crosby stands by that sentiment.

"Yes, I said that!" David Crosby said. "It all stands on what you produce, what you actually put down. Kanye West can't write, sing, or play. So I have trouble with him as anything but a poser. Produce? That means he sits in a chair while the engineer does the work. He's a poser! And I'm not backing off it."

Pam Wright