Yoko Ono was hospitalized for a reported stroke, but Sean Lennon says his mother is fine.
The artist and widow of the late John Lennon was admitted to a New York City hospital to be treated for flu-like symptoms on the advice of her physician.
As reported by Page Six someone made a 911 call from Ono’s home in the Upper West Side, where she has resided since 1973, Friday night, citing that Ono had “slurred speech” and that she might potentially be having a stroke. Shortly thereafter, Ono was brought to Mount Sinai West hospital.
“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,” her representative Elliot Mintz said on ABC News as reported by NME.
He further said to Page Six, “She was diagnosed with the flu. She’ll most likely be released today or tomorrow.”
Mintz also explained to Billboard that Ono’s ailment was determined to be “dehydration.”
Her son, Sean Lennon, later tweeted to let fans know that his mother was fine and did not, in fact, have a stroke.
Hey guys it was only rumors from press: was NOT a stroke, just dehydration/tired. She is FINE. Thank you everyone for your concern @yokoono
— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) February 27, 2016
In a coincidental twist, Mount Sinai West is where her late partner John Lennon passed away after being shot by assassin Mark David Chapman in 1980.
Ono also recently released a new album, Yes, I’m a Witch Too, which pays tribute to her 2007 LP. She is known as being an avant garde artist and along with Lennon was a major figurehead of the peace movement in the late 1960s.