New York City – Yoko Ono was hospitalized on Friday evening for what was initially reported to be a possible stroke. However, her publicist later said she was suffering from flu-like symptoms. Now, her son, Sean Lennon has cleared out the rumors on his Twitter account.

Ono was taken from her home at the Dakota at 72nd Street and Central Park West to Mount Sinai West Hospital, formerly St. Luke’s Roosevelt on February 26. The artist, who turned 83 years old this month, was unconscious when she was taken to the hospital at 9:05 p.m.

Yoko Ono was taken to the hospital Friday night with “flu symptoms,” according to a statement from her rep. Credits: Getty Images

According to a CBS news report, police sources initially said Yoko had suffered a possible stroke, but both her son and representant have denied the rumors.

“Hey guys it was only rumors from press: was NOT a stroke, just dehydration/tired. She is FINE. Thank you everyone for your concern @yokoono.” Sean Lennon, son of Ono with former Beatle John Lennon, posted on Twitter. “Only stroke @yokoono had was a Stroke of Genius! 🙂 She’s really fine,” he added. “Thanks for all the well wishes! Big Love, Sean.”

Ono’s representant also commented

Yoko’s longtime representant, Elliot Mintz revealed that his client was taken to the hospital just as a precaution. Mintz commented that doctors thought it would be better for her to stay in the hospital during the night as Ono had symptoms along the lines of serious flu.

Elliot added that there is definitely no stroke and no life-threatening circumstances. it’s just advanced flu.

Source: CBS News