LOS ANGELES - Folk legend Joni Mitchell is making ‘remarkable progress’ towards an expected full recovery , three months after being rushed to hospital, her lawyer said in comments released Wednesday.
The assessment came as a judge in Los Angeles extended a conservatorship over Mitchell , noting that the singer still lacks capacity to make informed medical decisions. Mitchell’s conservator Leslie Morris said last month that the 71-year-old Canadian singer suffered an aneurysm but said that other details were ‘mostly speculative.’ The music icon was initially kept in hospital after the March health scare, but subsequently moved back to her Los Angeles home - where her court-appointed lawyer Rebecca Thyne visited her on June 26.
‘It was clear that she was happy to be home and that she has made remarkable progress . She has physical therapy each day and is expected to make a full recovery ,’ said the attorney in court documents released Wednesday. LA Superior Court Judge David Cunningham agreed to extend the conservatorship until a new hearing scheduled for July 8 next year.