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Joni Mitchell hospitalised after being found unconscious at her home

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Published 01/04/2015 | 06:55

Singer Joni Mitchell has been taken to hospital in Los Angeles.

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Mitchell's website and Twitter account reported that she was in hospital, and has just been updated to say that Joni is "awake and in good spirits".

Los Angeles fire officials say paramedics answered a 911 call in Bel Air, where Mitchell lives, and took a patient to hospital at abnout 2.30pm on Tuesday.

Mitchell regained consciousness on the way to the hospital and was being treated in the intensive care unit.

The 71-year-old singer-songwriter told Billboard magazine in December that she has a rare skin condition, Morgellons disease, which prevents her from performing.

Still, she released a career-spanning four-disc box set last year and appeared at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party in February.

Mitchell has received eight Grammy Awards, including a lifetime achievement award in 2002. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Mitchell has released 19 original albums, the most recent in 2007. The anthology released last year, "Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced," features remastered versions of 53 of her songs.

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