NATION

Yoko Ono hospitalized for flu symptoms, but on the mend

Yoko Ono has been hospitalized in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but her representative says the artist-singer is on the mend and should be released this weekend.

Elliott Mintz told The Associated Press on Friday that Ono went to the hospital on the advice of her doctor. He said media reports that she had had a stroke were not true.

Ono, who turned 83 last week, arrived at the hospital and medical staff decided to admit her, Mintz said.

But "it was nothing," he added.

He said Ono will probably be released from the hospital Saturday.

Ono is the widow of John Lennon of the Beatles. A Fire Department spokesman said an ambulance was called to Ono's apartment building at 72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan about 9 p.m. Friday.

Read the latest Essential California newsletter >>

Ono has lived in the luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side since 1973. Lennon was shot and killed in front of the building on Dec. 8, 1980.

Ono remained hospitalized Friday night at Mt. Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, the same hospital where Lennon was pronounced dead. At the time, it was called St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital.

ALSO

California congresswoman vows to stay in reelection race after mild stroke

Six ways people are boycotting, protesting or otherwise not watching the Oscars

While it defies U.S. government, Apple abides by China's orders — and reaps big rewards

Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times
Loading
71°