Yoko Ono back home after being hospitalized

Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono

- Yoko Ono was hospitalized in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is on the mend and the 83-year-old artist-singer was released around 5 p.m. Saturday, her representative said.

Ono went to the hospital on the advice of her doctor, and media reports that she had had a stroke were not true, Elliott Mintz told The Associated Press on Friday.

Ono is the widow of John Lennon of the Beatles. The couple's son, Sean Ono Lennon, also tamped down reports of a stroke. He said on Twitter that his mother was dehydrated and tired.

"Only stroke @yokoono had was a Stroke of Genius! ... She's really fine," he tweeted. "Thanks for all the well wishes!"

"It was nothing," he added.

A Fire Department spokesman said an ambulance was called to Ono's apartment building at 72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan around 9 p.m. Friday.

Ono has lived in the luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side since 1973. John Lennon was shot and killed in front of the building on Dec. 8, 1980.

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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