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Joni Mitchell Is Reportedly NOT In A Coma Despite All Of Those Near-Death Rumors!

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Don't believe everything you've been hearing — Joni Mitchell may actually be on mend!

The legendary singer, known for her hits like Big Yellow Taxi and Both Sides, Now, was rumored to have been in a coma after being found unconscious in her El Lay home on at the end of March, but now we're starting to hear more comforting news.

While initial reports in late April said she was in a coma and unresponsive, the 71-year-old is reportedly still in the hospital, but is actually responsive.

Her website issued a statement on Tuesday, saying:

"Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital - but she comprehends, she's alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected.

As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts"

That's so great to hear!

Joni was a lifelong smoker, and also claimed to have been suffering from Morgellons — an unexplained skin disorder that causes lesions and itching, which may have caused her hospitalization.

[ Related: What Is Morgellons? A Doctor Explains! ]

The confusion about her health began when Joni gave her friend Leslie Morris the authority to make any important decisions in case the situation became dire, but that became a factor.

Rolling Stone calls Joni one of the "greatest songwriters ever," and she won eight Grammys spanning from 1969 to 2007 in folk and pop categories, so we're glad to hear she's okay!

We'll keep you updated if anything else about this roller coaster of a story pops up.

[Image via AP Images.]

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