Joni Mitchell Is Unable to Speak

Folk singer Joni Mitchell is unable to speak after a “traumatic brain injury,” according to her friend, singer and guitarist David Crosby. Mitchell has been hospitalized since March 31, when she was found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles. “Nobody found [Mitchell] for a while,” Crosby said in an interview with the Huffington Post. “She took a terrible hit. To my knowledge she is not speaking yet…She’s going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury…She’s a tough girl, and very smart. So, how much she’s going to come back and when, I don’t know and I’m not going to guess.” Crosby added, “I love her. She’s probably the best of us—probably the greatest living singer-songwriter. I think we’re all holding our breath and thinking a good thought, hoping that it’s going to turn out OK.”