The 71-year-old was rushed to hospital on Tuesday afternoon. It is not immediately clear what illness she has. A statement released on her website said she "regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an LA area hospital". The Canadian-born artist is "currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits," it added. Los Angeles fire officials said paramedics had answered a 911 call in Bel Air, where Mitchell lives, and had taken a patient whom they did not identify to hospital. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32142332 A woman of profound genius. A writer of intimidating truth, honesty and uncompromising commitment and conviction to her words. One of the most influential people in music of the 20th century. Were I to have a diva to follow, it would be her. I hope she comes back from this ok.