February 27, 2016
Eighty-three year old Japanese artist and singer Yoko Ono was rushed to a hospital in Manhattan, New York City on Friday evening.
Reports said Ono was unconscious when she was taken in an ambulance from her home to Mount Sinai West Roosevelt Hospital at around 9 p.m. (EST).
Ono was married to late Beatles’ legend John Lennon until he was murdered in December 1980 outside the Dakota building at the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she still lives.
Earlier reports said Ono had suffered a stroke.
But after a few hours, her son Sean Ono Lennon tweeted that his mother suffered from dehydration and just tired.
“Hey guys it was only rumors from press: was NOT a stroke, just dehydration/tired,” Sean said.
“She is FINE. Thank you everyone for your concern,” he added.
Ono’s publicist, Elliot Mintz, said the singer will just have to spend the night at the hospital before she will be discharged in the morning.
The Mount Sinai West Roosevelt Hospital is the same institution that Lennon was pronounced dead after being being shot by Mark David Chapman five times, hitting the musician four times in the back.