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Joni Mitchell's friend appointed her temporary conservator

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Leslie Morris, a longtime friend of Joni Mitchell’s, was appointed the recovering singer’s conservator at a hearing on Monday, according to People.

Court documents obtained by People showed that it was required that a temporary conservator be named to provide temporary care, maintenance and support of Mitchell, 71. But this appointment does not give Morris authority to “take possession of money or any other property without a specific court order.” This order will be in place until July 8. 

The Los Angeles Superior Court judge decided to appoint Morris after attorney Alan Watenmaker stated that even though Mitchell might be released from the hospital soon, she is currently unable to make decisions regarding her own medical care or long-term treatment, the Associated Press reported.

The Grammy-winner was hospitalized on March 30 after being found unconscious in her home. Her team has been posting updates about Mitchell’s recovery to her website with the most recent posted on April 28 stating that “a full recovery is expected.” 

Head over to People now to read more about Mitchell’s recovery and her struggle with Morgellons disease.

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