False alarm! Yoko Ono was rushed to the hospital late into the night on Friday, February 26, but the iconic artist is on the mend after suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, much to the relief of fans.
“Hey guys it was only rumors from press: was NOT a stroke, just dehydration/tired,” her son with late Beatles singer John Lennon, Sean Lennon, tweeted. “She is FINE. Thank you everyone for your concern @yokoono.”
The 83-year-old activist was reportedly taken to seek medical attention at NYC’s Mount Sinai West Hospital after a 911 call went out that she was having difficulty with her speech.
Reports initially suggested that Ono had suffered a stroke, but her longtime friend Elliot Mintz similarly quashed those rumors via a post on Facebook.
“Earlier this evening Yoko was experiencing ‘flu’ symptoms and called her doctor,” he explained. “He thought it would be a good idea for her to go to a local hospital to get a ‘check-up.’ She did. It was determined that she was experiencing dehydration … and that she has the flu. In all likelihood she will be home tomorrow.”
Mintz also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of concern for Oko.
“I spoke with Sean who visited with her and have been assured she is doing just fine,” he continued. “I appreciate the fact that so many of you were concerned about her.”
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