Yoko Ono Hospitalized
Family says she's fine, despite rumors
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 27, 2016 6:51 AM CST
Yoko Ono in a 2015 file photo.   (Charles Rex Arbogast)

(Newser) – Yoko Ono was hospitalized in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is on the mend and should be released this weekend, her representative says. Ono, 83, went to the hospital on the advice of her doctor, and media reports that she suffered a stroke are not true, Elliott Mintz tells the AP. Sean Ono Lennon, the son of Ono and John Lennon, also tamped down reports of a stroke. He said on Twitter that his mother was dehydrated and tired. "Only stroke ... was a Stroke of Genius! ... She's really fine," he tweeted. "Thanks for all the well wishes!" A Fire Department spokesman said an ambulance was called to Ono's apartment building at 72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan around 9pm Friday. (Read the best lines from Oko in a memorable US Weekly feature.)