David Crosby Gives Update on Icon Joni Mitchell
Much to David Crosby’s sadness, dear friend and iconic music star Joni Mitchell, suffered an aneurysm which has rendered the seventy-one year old unable to speak. Though family and friends are holding out hope for Mitchell, the eight-time Grammy winner has yet to improve. In April, her website was updated, saying that she is expected to have a “full recovery” but we are still waiting. Crosby, 73, spoke out to HuffPost Live about his friend whom he loves and has put on the same level as Bob Dylan. That is a pretty high pedestal but the “Big Yellow Taxi” singer deserves the accolades. Since Mitchell was found unconscious earlier this year, David says that he has yet to speak to her and, as far as he knows, she is still staying quiet.
“I have not spoken with her. To my knowledge, she is not speaking yet. She is home, she is in care, she is recovering. How that’s gonna go, we don’t know yet. She took a terrible hit. She had an aneurysm and nobody found her for a while and you know, she’s gonna have to struggle back from it the way you struggle back from a traumatic brain injury.” No word on how long “a while” is but from David’s tone, it seems to be detrimental. “She’s a tough girl and very smart. So how much is gonna come back and when, I don’t know and I’m not gonna guess. I love her. She was my old lady at one point.” Wait…they dated? Wow. History I did not even know about.
In 1997, David gave an interview to Joni’s website and had this to say about his “old lady”: “We used to play songs to each other all the time. But I think she just outgrew me.” But how did their relationship begin? “We became fairly fast friends, you might say. I was extremely fascinated with the quality of the music and the quality of the girl. She was such an unusual, passionate and powerful woman. I was fascinated by her tunings because I had started working in tunings, and I was writing things like ‘Guinevere.’ So things like that made me very, very attracted to her.” We are wishing all the best for Joni and we truly hope that she can pull through!