Yoko Ono hospitalised in New York with ‘flu symptoms’
Spokesman denies 83-year-old singer and widow of John Lennon suffered a stroke
Yoko Ono, the widow of the late former Beatle John Lennon, has been admitted to a New York-area hospital after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Yoko Ono has been admitted to hospital in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is recovering and should be allowed home soon, her representative has said.
A Fire Department spokesman said an ambulance was called to Ono’s apartment building at 72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan at about 9pm on Friday.
Ono has lived in the luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side since 1973. Lennon was shot dead in front of the building on December 8 1980.
Mount Sinai West is the same hospital where Lennon was pronounced dead. At the time, it was called St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.