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Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, a statement on the singer-songwriter’s website confirms.

“Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon,” stated the website as of last night. “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.”

This afternoon, a spokesperson for the artist told the Los Angeles Times that Mitchell is “doing fine.”

Mitchell, 71, is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era. A native of Canada who’s been active in music for over 50 years, Mitchell was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and is known for classic songs including “Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “The Circle Game.”