Yoko Ono Released From Hospital After Health Scare

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Yoko Ono (Photo via Elliot Mintz)

Yoko Ono (Photo via Elliot Mintz)

Update (2/27/2016): Ono was released from the hospital. Her son Sean tweeted the good news (see below).

Yoko Ono was rushed from her Manhattan home late Friday night to the same hospital her husband John Lennon was pronounced dead at, when she showed signs of slurred speech. Early reports that the 83-year-old had suffered a stroke were dispelled by Sean Lennon – her son with the slain former Beatle – and by her longtime publicist as “dehydration” and “flu-like” symptoms. Just after midnight Friday night, Sean Lennon tweeted:

He followed that up with a second tweet a few minutes’ later:

Ono’s longtime publicist, Elliot Mintz, posted on Facebook: “earlier this evening yoko was experiencing ‘flu’ symptoms and called her doctor. 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.  i spoke with sean who visited with her and have been assured she is doing just fine. i appreciate the fact that so many of you were concerned about her….”

In December 1980, John Lennon was shot while standing in front of The Dakota, their apartment building on West 72 St. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and rushed to Roosevelt Hospital at 59th St. It’s the same hospital – since renamed Mount Sinai West Roosevelt – that Ono was brought to on Friday evening. Update: Here’s Sean Lennon’s tweet from Saturday afternoon…

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