I know a lot of people are huge fans of David Crosby, but the man has always had a problem keeping his mouth shut even when he doesn't know what he's talking about. Yeah, I know the story is about Joni Mitchell, but it's because of David Crosby's mouthy ways that this story is being posted in the first place.

Over the weekend, Crosby issued a statement about Mitchell in which he stated that Joni Mitchell's recovery from an aneurysm was very slow and that she still could not speak. Well, according to people who actually know something about Mitchell and her health felt that, because of Crosby running off at the mouth, that they should issue the facts on the subject.

Here are the facts of the story according to Mitchell's official spokesperson, Leslie Morris.

Details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well. She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies.details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well. She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies. She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."

So there you have the real story of Joni Mitchell's health problems from someone who actually knows.

Having said all that, we all wish Joni Mitchell well. She is without a doubt one of the most underrated talents in music. While she only had a total of 5 songs on the charts her albums have sold in the millions and she has influenced so many artists that it's impossible to keep count.

I thought I'd close this out with a video of a brilliant performance by Mitchell performing her song "Both Sides Now."