I never like to hear the times I discover Rock Stars aren’t as immortal as I often think they are. Joni Mitchell was admitted to the hospital on March 31. Her website posted this frightening update:
“Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital. She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let’s all send good wishes her way.”
So I lit a candle and pulled up this concert for the BBC. It was recorded on September 3, 1970 and it simply takes my breath away. She is such an amazing talent. I can think of a number of artists that attempt to reach the artistic heights that Joni has set but no one has yet accomplished what Joni has during her career. Just like her artistry has confounded the artistic community, the illness called Morgellons has confounded doctors. It’s scary. Get well soon, Joni!