"Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma," the message reads. "Joni is still in the hospital - but she comprehends, she's alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected."
The clarification comes following a report by TMZ, which stated that Mitchell had fallen into a coma and was unresponsive. According to TMZ, Mitchell showed no prospects of getting better.
Mitchell's family believes TMZ got a copy of documents that gave Mitchell's long-time friend Leslie Morris the authority to make care decisions for Mitchell once she leaves the hospital, and misinterpreted them.
Mitchell is an eight-time Grammy winner best known for her 1970 hit "Big Yellow Taxi." She previously said she suffers from Morgellons disease, a controversial illness in which the patient believes he or she is infected with parasites when no medical evidence of such illness can be found.