Singer Joni Mitchell rushed to intensive care

Singer Joni Mitchell has been rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at her home on Tuesday.

The 71-year-old singer is currently being treated in intensive care.

“Joni has been hospitalized,” read a message posted on her Twitter page shortly before 8 p.m. PT.

“We are awaiting official word on her condition and will post it here as soon as we know.”

Sources told TMZ that a 911 call was received from Joni’s Los Angeles home at 2.30pm, with the caller stating she was unconscious. 

Paramedics who responded reported that the Big Yellow Taxi singer was ‘alert’ during the journey.

It is not yet known what prompted the medical emergency. 

Mitchell has been known to retreat inside her Spanish-style villa and not venture out for extended periods of time.

She has lived in the Bel-Air home alone since 1974 and has previously spoken about how she enjoys her autonomy.

“Yes, you can call me a recluse,” she told The Star in 2013. 

“But I like living alone.”

The Canadian-born singer has won eight Grammys in her career and was one of the most iconic stars of her generation.