Mitchell’s condition is now improving after she was rushed from her Los Angeles home to a hospital on Tuesday.
Joni Mitchell in 1968.
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Mitchell was rushed to a hospital around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, TMZ first reported.
According to a statement on her website, Mitchell was found unconscious, but regained consciousness in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. She remains in the intensive care unit and is undergoing tests. The statement adds that she is "awake and in good spirits."
"Joni remains under observation in the hospital and is resting comfortably," the statement said. "We are encouraged by her progress and she continues to improve and get stronger each day."
Originally hailing from western Canada, Mitchell eventually moved to the U.S. and ultimately settled in L.A. In 1970, she wrote "Woodstock" about the eponymous festival that took place a year earlier.