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Yoko Ono hospitalised with flu-like symptoms

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Yoko Ono hospitalised with flu-like symptoms

Yoko Ono has been admitted to hospital with flu-like symptoms.

The 83-year-old singer-and-artist was taken to Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York - the same hospital where her widow John Lennon was pronounced dead in 1980 - on Friday (26.02.16) on the advice of doctors.

Her son Sean Ono Lennon has since confirmed that she was taken in due to "tiredness and dehydration" and did not suffer a stroke.

Sean - who is the son of the late Beatles legend - said his mother is doing "fine" and even joked that the only stroke she had was a "stroke of genius".

Taking to his Twitter account on Saturday (27.02.16), he wrote: "Hey guys it was only rumours from the press: was NOT a stroke, just dehydration/tired. She is FINE. Thank you everyone for your concern. @yokoono ... Only Stroke @yokoono had was a Stroke of Genius! She's really fine. Thanks for all the well wishes! Big Love, Sean (sic)."

A spokesperson confirmed that an ambulance was called to Yoko's apartment on 72nd Street in Manhattan yesterday (26.02.16) at around 9pm.

Yoko's representative Elliot Minz also confirmed she's expected to be released today (27.02.16).