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Joni Mitchell update: Attorney recommends Leslie Morris become permanent conservator

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A court-appointed attorney recommended that Joni Mitchell’s temporary conservator be appointed permanently, as the singer cannot make “informed medical decisions” for herself, according to court documents acquired by EW.

On Tuesday, Mitchell’s attorney, Rebecca J. Thyne, filed a request to retain the 71-year-old’s friend Leslie Morris to facilitate the singer’s care. Thyne interviewed Mitchell, Morris, Morris’ attorneys, and Mitchell’s friends and caregivers during her investigation. Mitchell noted her care was great and that she was happy with Morris’ help.

The documents also note more information about Mitchell’s health. Thyne met with Mitchell on June 26, where she was feeding herself. “It was clear that she was happy to be home and that she has made remarkable progress,” Thyne writes. “She has physical therapy each day and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Morris was appointed Mitchell’s temporary conservator in May. Mitchell was hospitalized in March after being found unconscious in her home. Morris wrote on Mitchell’s official website two days after Thyne’s visit and wrote Mitchell was “speaking well” and “getting better each day” after suffering an aneurysm.

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