Singer Joan Baez Falls 20 Feet From Her Treehouse

WOODSIDE (AP) — Songbird Joan Baez is “resting comfortably” at an undisclosed location after falling 20 feet to the ground from a treehouse, a treehouse she purposely had built without walls because she wanted to sleep among real birds at her Woodside, Calif., home.

The 69-year-old Baez was climbing down from the platform Wednesday when she plunged to the ground. The San Jose Mercury News reports Baez suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from Stanford Hospital.

Nancy Lutzow runs Baez’s production company and tells the Mercury News that Baez was resting Thursday at a secure location.

Baez is known for such songs as “Blowin in the Wind,” “Forever Young,” “Diamonds & Rust” and “Sweet Sir Gallahad,” and once had a relationship with rocker Bob Dylan.

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  • treehugger2

    How many feet must a tree-hugger fall…..
    before she can’t see the forrest for the trees…
    the answer my friend…
    is handrails to keep within..
    the answer is blowin in the wind.

  • Rick

    I guess the tree stopped hugging her back!
    Get well s@@n!

  • ReginaM

    Once a hippie,always a hippie.

  • RoseMarie Neill

    Still a free spirit. May she recover soon.

  • Molly

    Go Joan! Once my hero, always my hero!

  • Catt

    EXCELLENT…is that you Bob?

  • Leo

    Cuckoo, Cuckoo

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