Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized, in intensive care

Posted at 1:07 AM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 01:07:10-04

(CNN) — Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Southern California.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to her home around 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday on the report of a medical emergency, spokesman Robert Hinojosa said.

“Joni has been hospitalized,” her official website and Twitter account said. “We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know.”

An update later from the same account, “Joni is currently in intensive care in an LA area hospital but is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them.”

Some of Mitchell’s best-known songs are “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Help Me” and “Free Man in Paris,” but she has penned hits for other artists too.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young scored with her anthem “Woodstock,” about the 1969 landmark music festival.

Judy Collins registered a Top 10 hit in 1967 with the Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.”

Mitchell, 71, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.