Yoko Ono was admitted to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York on Friday for flu-like symptoms, not a stroke, according to her publicist Elliot Mintz.
The artist/musician/activist isn’t expected to stay in the hospital for very long. Mintz told People.com: “It was never ever a stroke. She was suffering extreme flu-like symptoms. Her doctor thought it would be a good idea to go to a local hospital to be checked out.
“She went to hospital. She is being checked out. The information that she has been given is that in all likelihood she will be out tomorrow (Saturday).”
Ono’s son, Sean Lennon, also cleared up rumors about the cause of her hospitalization, tweeting: “Hey guys it was only rumors from press: was NOT a stroke, just dehydration/tired. She is FINE. Thank you everyone for your concern.”
He later added:
Only stroke @yokoono had was a Stroke of Genius! 🙂 She’s really fine. Thanks for all the well wishes! Big Love, Sean
— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) February 27, 2016
Ono, 83, is being treated in the same hospital where late husband John Lennon was transported to after he was fatally shot in 1980.
She made news for receiving the NME Inspiration Award in London on Feb. 17. She said of the honor: “I’m excited to get this award. I didn’t expect it at all.”