Yoko Ono’s Son Says Mom Is Just Fine After Hospitalized For Dehydration


Legendary artist and activist Yoko Ono was hospitalized in New York Friday evening (Feb. 26) after facing dehydration.

The health scare was originally reported as a stroke, which her publicist Elliot Mintz denied. Speaking with CNN, Mintz explained that her admittance was just a precaution. “Her doctor thought it would be a good idea for her to get checked,” he said.

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Ono, 83, is the widow of iconic singer-songwriter John Lennon. The couple wed in 1969 until the singer’s death in 1980. Her son Sean Ono Lennon also refuted claims of anything other than dehydration to fans on Twitter.

He also added a sweet joke about his mom in the process.

Another rep for Ono said she is “alert and talking.” Ono recently traveled to London to attend the 2016 NME Awards  to receive the “NME Inspiration” Award and appeared to be in good spirits. Currently, the artist is promoting her “Land of Hope” exhibit at Mexico City’s Memory and Tolerance Museum.

Her rep says Ono is expected to leave the hospital today (Feb 27.)

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