Yoko Ono was hospitalized Friday night in New York City, but her spokesperson denies reports that it was a stroke that put her there.
Yoko’s rep, Elliott Mintz, tells ABC News that reports of a stroke are “not accurate,” adding, “To the best of my knowledge, she had symptoms along the lines of a serious flu, and her doctor thought it was best that she would get a check-up at the hospital, and she is being checked for that and hopefully will be released as early tomorrow.”
He added, “There is no stroke and there are no life-threatening circumstances as has been described to me. It’s just an advanced case of the flu. I can’t confirm or deny which hospital she’s at.”
The FDNY confirms that someone was transported from the Dakota — Yoko’s New York City apartment building — to Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital on Friday evening. A police source confirms that Yoko was transported to a hospital.
Yoko, John Lennon’s widow and mother of his younger son Sean Ono Lennon, just turned 83 on February 18. She released a new album, Yes, I’m a Witch Too, the day after her birthday. It features remixes from and collaborations with Death Cab for Cutie, Moby, Sparks, Portugal, The Man and more.
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