Folk legend Judy Collins has assured fans her longtime friend Joni Mitchell is “making good progress” in her ongoing recovery from a brain aneurysm earlier this year.
The fiercely private music icon was admitted to hospital following the health scare and she has been recuperating ever since, but details about her health have been scarce.
On Wednesday, Collins took to Facebook to offer up an update on Mitchell, and shared her high hopes for a full recovery.
“I have just heard from a close mutual friend that Joni is walking, talking, painting some, doing much rehab every day, and making good progress,” Collins wrote.
“I have another friend who went through something similar – it does take a long time, three years for my friend, who has really totally recovered professionally and personally. I will try my best to see our songbird (Mitchell) when I am in LA in the coming weeks.”
Collins’ post was later shared on Mitchell’s official website.
The two singer/songwriters have been linked for more than 50 years after Collins recorded Mitchell’s classic Both Sides Now in 1967.