Joni Mitchell Update: Lawyer Insists On Permanent Conservator After Aneurysm

It's another sad realization in the life of Joni Mitchell. Back in March, Joni was found unconscious and was raced to the hospital. After conflicting reports, we found out that Mitchell had a brain aneurysm and was still struggling.

Now, according to E!, Joni Mitchell's lawyer is insisting that the folk singer have a permanent conservatorship until her health improves. Mitchell's lawyer, Rebecca Thyne, stated in court papers on behalf of Mitchell, "While [Mitchell] has made great progress toward recovery, the capacity declaration of [neurologist Paul Vespa] indicates that she lacks capacity to make informed medical decisions. I agreed that [Mitchell] still needs assistance with such decisions."

As it turns out, for right now, Joni has been under the care of her friend, Leslie Morris, but Morris doesn't take care of financial or business matters. That said, a court hearing will determine if Joni Mitchell's friend will gain access to financial and business decisions for Joni.

As the Inquisitr reported, David Crosby revealed Mitchell's condition after a silent front around Joni. Crosby, who called Mitchell "probably the greatest living singer-songwriter," went on Huffington Post Live to discuss Joni's health due to her fans' concern.

"I have not spoken to her. To my knowledge, she is not speaking yet. 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."
Then Crosby took to his Twitter page to discuss Joni's health further by saying, "Just to make it clear, Joni may have been intubated or had a tracheotomy which would have kept her from speaking we don't know if she is able."

Mitchell's temporary conservator released a statement on Joni's site to speak about the mix up. " The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well. She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies. She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."

With the news that Joni's lawyer is pushing for a permanent conservatorship, it looks like while Mitchell will make a recovery, it might not be the speedy tip-top shape recovery that many of her fans are hoping for.

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