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Joni Mitchell Had Brain Aneurysm, 'Is Not Speaking Yet,' Says David Crosby

Joni Mitchell at a Pre-GRAMMY Gala on February 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm and is still on the road to recovery, says friend and fellow musician David Crosby."To my knowledge, she is not speaking yet," the former Crosby, Stills & Nash member told HuffPo Live. "She is home, she is in care, she is in recovery. How that's going to go, we don't know yet."

"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."

Mitchell was found unconscious in her home on March 31. A month ago it was reported that she had suffered a brain aneurysm, which Crosby confirmed. The singer's official website, which is being updated "according to the wishes of those closest to Joni," says "a full recovery is expected" but has not elaborated on the further details of her hospitalization or condition.

"She's a tough girl, and very smart," Crosby added. "How much she's going to come back and when, I don't know and I'm not gonna guess."

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Wrapping things up, Crosby said he wished well for his friend: "She's probably the best of us—probably the greatest living singer-songwriter [along with Bob Dylan]. I think we're all holding our breath and thinking a good thought, hoping that it's going to turn out OK."

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