As rumors continues to swirl around 71-year-old legend Joni Mitchell after a March 31 hospitalization, Mitchell’s press representation posted on her website to clarify that she is not in a coma as sources have alleged.

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. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority – in the absence of 24-hour doctor care – to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. 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. You may add your well wishes for her at the website,

The earliest version of the coma rumor came from TMZ, who reported that she was unresponsive yesterday. Mitchell was hospitalized in late March after being found unconscious in her apartment and has remained in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA ever since. Fortunately, it appears that the singer is on the road to recovery.

Keep fighting, Joni!