Yoko Ono hospitalized for flu symptoms but on the mend, agent says


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 soon.

Elliott Mintz said Ono went to the hospital on the advice of her doctor. He said media reports saying she had a stroke were not true.

The 83-year-old widow of John Lennon will likely be released on Saturday, he said.

A Fire Department spokesman says an ambulance was called to Ono’s apartment building at 72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan around 9 p.m. Friday.

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