YOKO Ono was rushed to hospital last night amid fears she had suffered a stroke.
John Lennon’s widow was admitted to Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York with slurred speech and flu-like symptoms after an amublance was called to her home.
While a US publication reported the 83 year old had suffered a stroke, her publicist and son have both since come forward to rubbish the claims.
Sean, 40, wrote Twitter this morning: “Was NOT a stroke, just dehydration/tired. She is FINE.”
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He added: “Only stroke @yokoono had was a Stroke of Genius! 🙂 She’s really fine.”
Her publicist Elliot Mintz told ABC News: “To the best of my knowledge, she had symptoms along the lines of a serious flu, and her doctor thought it was best that she would get a check-up at the hospital.
“There is no stroke and there are no life threatening circumstances as has been described to me. It’s just an advanced case of the flu.
He added: “Hopefully she will be released as early as tomorrow.”
It has since been reported that doctors have concluded she was suffering from dehydration.
Yoko – who was married to the Beatles legend untill his death in 1980 – recently insisted she has no intention of slowing down and giving up her career in music.
Speaking to The Guardian, she said: “I won’t stop. No, I never think that. Artists are obsessive, they want to keep doing it. And I’m an artist.
“My sole interest is in creating something beautiful. When I say beautiful …. well, the maximum beauty can be ugly to some people.”