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Joni Mitchell's 'remarkable' progress

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Joni Mitchell's 'remarkable' progress

Joni Mitchell has made "remarkable progress".

The 73-year-old folk singer was hospitalised in March after suffering a brain aneurysm but is now "happy to be home" and in receipt of "excellent" care.

Her attorney Rebecca J. Thyne told People magazine: "When I arrived [at her house], she was seated at her kitchen table feeding herself lunch.

"She also told me that she receives excellent care from caregivers round-the-clock. 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."

It was recently confirmed the 'Big Yellow Taxi' singer is expected to make a "full recovery" thanks to regular treatment.

A statement approved by her conservator Leslie Morris states last month: "The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well. She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies. She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."

The statement came after singer David Crosby said his former lover had taken a "terrible hit" and faced a struggle to regain her health.

He said: "I have not spoken to her. To my knowledge, she is not speaking yet.

"She is home, she is in care, she is in recovery. How that's going to go, we don't know yet. She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm, and nobody found her for a while. And she's going to have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury."