Joni Mitchell rushed to hospital and being kept in intensive care

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Singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell was rushed to hospital on Tuesday afternoon after being found unconscious on the floor of her home. The 71 year old is currently being monitored in intensive care in a hospital in Los Angeles and is said to be in a stable condition.

Mitchell was reportedly found laying on the floor of her Bel Air home and paramedics responded to a 911 call at about 2.30 Tuesday afternoon. She was then rushed to hospital and is said to have regained consciousness shortly before arriving on the ambulance journey.

Two messages were released via the official Joni Mitchell Twitter account which read "Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know." and "Joni is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them." "

The singer revealed to Billboard magazine last December that she suffers from a rare skin disorder known as Morgellons disease. On the matter she said "I can't sing any more, don't miss it. I can't play any more, don't miss it. I've got all these instruments laying around and hopefully one day I'll pick them up".

It is not clear whether this event is related to Morgellons and stars around the globe were quick to offer messages of support to Mitchell. Billy Idol offered his support saying "Sorry to hear today's news about Joni Mitchell. I sang on her 'Dancing Clown' single many moons ago, all the best 4 her recovery." and St Vincent echoed those sentiments saying "NO. Not Joni."

Kevin Bacon tweeted "sending good wishes today to one of the finest singing, song-writing, guitar playing artists in history" while Tori Amos tweeted a picture of the Canadian legend along with the message "Please keep Joni in your thoughts today. #JoniMitchell".

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