Joni Mitchell in 1974

Legendary musician Joni Mitchell‘s condition has apparently worsened since she was first hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center on March 31. Currently, TMZ reports that she is in a coma, and unresponsive. Her longtime friend Leslie Morris has just filed to obtain a legal conservatorship over the 71-year-old singer.

The documents state that Mitchell is “so impaired as to be incapable of being assessed.”

UPDATE: Mitchell’s website says that the reports of her being in a coma and unresponsive are false, and that she is in fact “alert, and has her full senses.” Read the full statement below:

Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital – but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority – in the absence of 24-hour doctor care – to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts. You may add your well wishes for her at the website WeLoveYouJoni.com.