Joni Mitchell, 80, walks with a cane as she joins Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn at birthday party for Martin Short's daughter Katherine… amid years of recovery from an aneurysm
Joni Mitchell made a rare outing on Saturday to attend a family friend's birthday party.
The 80-year-old singer, who has had serious health problems over the years, walked with the help of a cane as she left the gathering held in honor of Katherine Short's 40th birthday at Grand Master Recorders in Hollywood. She is the daughter of fellow countryman and actor Martin Short, 73.
The party also included appearances from other stars, including longtime lovebirds Kurt Russell, 72, and Goldie Hawn, 78.
Joni looked festive in a glittering gold top and matching trousers, which she covered with a lacy black knee-length sweater.
She wore black shoes with a light heel and a black beret.
Joni Mitchell, 80, made a rare appearance at Martin Short's daughter's 40th birthday party in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Grammy winner has made a remarkable recovery after suffering an aneurysm in 2015
Family friends Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attended the meeting. Goldie, 78, was wrapped in a warm black wool coat and wore skinny pants and loafers. Kurt, 72, looked dapper in a gray wool jacket over a navy blue button-up shirt and black trousers
The Big Yellow Taxi singer wore her long, blonde hair in the signature braid that has become synonymous with her style.
She dressed up with several stacked necklaces of gold and gemstones.
The Both Sides Now singer was joined by a friend who shared her own rock 'n' roll style: she wore a body-con maxi dress with a zebra-inspired print, a black sweater and black boots.
She underwent emergency surgery in 2015 for a brain aneurysm, which affected her ability to walk, talk, sing and play instruments.
Many initially assumed Mitchell would never perform again, but intensive physical therapy and exercise eventually allowed her to regain many of her previous skills.
She wowed the crowd when she showed she was once again a capable performer when she made a critically acclaimed performance at the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival. Her most recent onstage appearance was in October during the Brandi Carlile and Friends show at the Hollywood bowl.
Mitchell has also previously said that she suffers from a condition called Morgellons disease, in which “different colored fibers stick out of my skin like mushrooms after a rain shower: they cannot be identified forensically as animal, vegetable or mineral,” she said. the singer. the Los Angeles Times in 2010.
However, the condition has no known organic basis and is instead believed to be a delusional psychiatric disorder.
Martin Short, 73, threw a party to celebrate his daughter Katherine's 40th birthday; pictured with Kurt Russell (R)
A licensed social worker, Katherine is the eldest child and only daughter of the actor and his late wife Nancy Dolman. She had a service dog named Joni Mitchell
Family friends Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attended the gathering to mark the milestone birthday. Goldie was wrapped in a warm black wool coat.
The Oscar winner wore black skinny pants and loafers. Her blonde hair was styled in loose waves with curtain bangs.
The guest of honor, Katherine Short, stepped out in a sparkling silver dress with an empire waist, butterfly sleeves and a round neck.
Her long, red hair was styled straight and she was given a pink crown with the words 'Birthday Girl'.
Instead of following her father into show business, Katherine has chosen a different path and works as a licensed social worker in private practice. She is also a supporter of the charity Bring Change 2 Mind, “whose mission is to erase the stigma around mental health,” she said. website.
She has a service dog named Joni Mitchell, who mental health officials say has helped her with her own problems for five years.
Katherine is the eldest child and only daughter of Martin Short and his late wife, Nancy Dolman. She has two younger brothers, Oliver, 37, and Henry, 34. All of the Short children are adopted and one of Katherine's specialties is helping families brought together through adoption.
Martin beamed as he mingled with guests, wearing a classic black suit with a navy button-up shirt and black shoes.
The proud dad looked handsome in a classic black suit and navy blue shirt as he greeted guests attending the party at Grand Master Recorders in Hollywood
Actress Julianne Phillips, 63, looked ageless in all black. The former Sisters star's blonde hair was styled in long, loose curls. She was accompanied to the party by a male companion.
Kurt, 72, looked dapper in a gray wool jacket over a navy blue button-up shirt and black trousers.
The Monarch: Legacy of Monsters star swept his long salt and pepper hair out of his face and wore glasses with black square frames.
Other guests included actress Julianne Phillips, 63, who looked ageless in black.
The former Sisters star's blonde hair was styled in long, loose curls. She was accompanied to the party by a male companion.