Joni Mitchell made a rare (possibly her first?) public appearance over the weekend at Elton John’s 70th birthday party.
73-year-old Joni really hadn’t been seen since two years ago when she suffered a brain aneurysm in her home. She hovered at death’s door for quite some time, but is said to be on her way to a full recovery.
Retired now from the music business – even before her health issue – she showed up at Sir Elton’s party, and was aid to be in good spirits. She was wheeled around the party in a wheelchair, but was able to walk to the waiting car after the bash.
Winnipeg’s connection to Joni goes back to her earliest days, when she would come here from her native Saskatchewan to play the coffee houses and hang with buddies like Neil Young. In fact, the story goes that the first time Joni ever tried pizza was when Neil took her to Tubby’s Pizza, just down the street from his place on Grosvenor.
Here’s hoping she returns to perfect health soon!
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