Our thoughts and prayers are with the beloved singer Joni Mitchell

On April 1, thousands of musicians and fans packed the Marquee Ballroom of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to honor Joni Mitchell’s music at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala. Billy Porter sung “Both Sides Now” beautifully. Brandi Carlile and Jon Batiste, both nominees for Grammy Awards in 2022, served as the evening’s artistic directors.

Mitchell’s presence enhanced the performance, which was already fantastic. According to Billboard, the singer’s appearance was in doubt. Mitchell has made few public appearances over the years. In addition to recovering from a brain aneurysm in 2015, she also suffered for several years from Morgellons Disease, a rare and disputed medical ailment.