Spokesman: Yoko Ono hospitalized with 'symptoms along the lines of a serious flu,' not stroke

NEW YORK (KTRK) -- Yoko Ono, the widow of the late Beatles star John Lennon, has been hospitalized in New York City with flu-like symptoms, her spokesperson said.

Elliot Mintz tells ABC News that any reports of a stroke or any life-threatening circumstances are inaccurate.

In a statement, Mintz said: "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."

He said the 83-year-old widow of John Lennon likely will be released from the hospital Saturday.

A Fire Department spokesman says 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. 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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