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Joni Mitchell Remains Hospitalized, ‘Getting Stronger Each Day’

Joni Mitchell, who has been hospitalized with Morgellons Disease, is reportedly getting “stronger each day,” according to an update on her official website. On March 31, the Canadian folk ...
Joni Mitchell Remains Hospitalized, ‘Getting Stronger Each Day’
Written by Pam Wright
  • Joni Mitchell, who has been hospitalized with Morgellons Disease, is reportedly getting “stronger each day,” according to an update on her official website.

    On March 31, the Canadian folk singer was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital suffering from the affects of the rare disease.

    “Joni remains under observation in the hospital and is resting comfortably,” the April 3 statement on JoniMitchell.com reads. “We are encouraged by her progress and she continues to improve and get stronger each day.”

    Joni Mitchell, 71, was rushed to the hospital after reportedly being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home.

    Mitchell has long suffered from a little-understood condition called Morgellons disease, which forced her to stop working.

    Joni Mitchell told the Los Angeles Times in 2010 that she had “this weird, incurable disease that seems like it’s from outer space.”

    “Fibers in a variety of colors protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm: they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral,” said Mitchell at the time.

    In 2013, Mitchell told The Star: “I haven’t been doing much lately because I’ve just come through about seven years of a flattening kind of illness. I’m not cured but I’ve found a helpful physician way outside the box. Western medicine says this doesn’t even exist; it’s a psychotic disease. It’s not.”

    According to an article by Billboard magazine, “sufferers say fibers grow from lesions in the skin, potentially because of tiny parasites. Crawling sensations, extreme itching, and general fatigue/mental fog are also named as symptoms of the condition.”

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