Joni Mitchell in intensive care but in 'good spirits' and receiving good wishes from celebrities

Joni Mitchell is "in good spirits" despite being discovered unconscious at her Los Angeles home and rushed to the hospital, where she is currently in intensive care. The 71-year-old folk singer's website shared the news of her health scare on Tuesday afternoon (March 31).

"Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an LA 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," read the site.

Joni Mitchell is currently in an LA hospital

The Canadian artist’s official Twitter account also kept fans updated, reporting on Tuesday night that she was in hospital, but giving no specific details on her condition.

"Joni has been hospitalized. We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know," read the first tweet. Hours later another followed: "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."

Famous fans of Joni have also taken to Twitter to share their well wishes. Actress Emma Watson tweeted: "Heard about Joni and haven't been able to concentrate all morning. So hope she's doing ok x." Fellow singer Boy George also shared his hopes for the singer, saying "A prayer for Joni Mitchell."

Joni Mitchell outside the Revolution club in London in 1968

The Big Yellow Taxi singer 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.

Now in her early 70s, Joni is still in high demand. It was announced that the folk legend was collaborating with luxury French fashion house Saint Laurent in January.

The news was shared on Twitter with a black-and-white image of Joni with a guitar. Her trademark blonde locks flow loosely over her shoulders, which are covered by a Sixties-esque tunic. Her ensemble is capped off with a classic, oversized black Saint Laurent fedora and a leather cape.

Joni told Billboard magazine in December that she has a rare skin condition, Morgellons disease, which prevents her from performing.

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