Yoko Ono Hospitalized For Dehydration And Exhaustion

Christina Lee | February 27, 2016 9:47 am
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Late on February 26, Yoko Ono was reported to have been hospitalized after suffering a stroke and slurring her speech. However, those closest to the avant-garde musician and visual artist say that the circumstances surrounding her visit aren’t as serious as initially claimed.

Instead, Yoko’s rep Elliot Mintz says that she checked into Mount Sinai West in Manhattan for “extreme flu-like symptoms,” though she found out that she was also experiencing dehydration. He also said that Yoko will likely be released this weekend, if not today (February 27).

“The earlier reports were erroneous,” Elliot said to New York Daily News. “There is no stroke and there are no life-threatening circumstances as has been described to me.”

Sean Lennon, Yoko’s son with late Beatles member John Lennon, also took to Twitter to clarify, adding that his mother was “dehydrated/tired.”

“She is FINE. Thank you everyone for your concern,” he saidadding, “Only stroke @yokoono had was a Stroke of Genius!”

Yoko had just released a covers and remix EP titled Yes, I’m a Witch Too, featuring Death Cab for Cutie, Cibo Matto and more. She also received the NME Inspiration award at the NME Awards 2016 ahead of her 83rd birthday on February 18.

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