JONI MITCHELL: MY LIFE AS A BATTERED WOMAN!

FOLK rock icon Joni Mitchell endured an abusive affair with an insanely jealous drummer who beat the hell out of her and even tried to pimp her out to a superstar pal. The 73-year-old Both Sides Now singer’s brutal affair with legendary jazz drummer Don Alias comes to light in author David Yaffe’s just-released bio, Joni, Reckless Daughter. “Don was irrationally jealous and beat me,” Mitchell confesses. “He thought I was cheating on him. He invented it. Probably because he was on the road all the time. Get this story and many more in GLOBE Magazine -- available at your nearest supermarket, newsstand or Wal-Mart.