Yoko Ono hospitalized in New York with flu-like illness: spokesman

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Posted: Feb 26, 2016 11:57 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The artist Yoko Ono, the widow of the late former Beatle John Lennon, has been admitted to a New York-area hospital after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms, her West Coast-based spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said on Friday.

Mintz denied U.S. media reports that Ono, 83, had suffered a possible stroke or heart attack, and said he understood she would be released from the hospital on Saturday.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere in Los Angeles; Writing and additional reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Paul Tait)