It was confirmed tonight in New York that Yoko Ono was taken from her home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan late Friday evening, it was first reported that Ono was hospitalized after apparently having a stroke. That news was first reported by sources of CBS2 earlier this evening but now it seems that Ono was hospitalized for flu-like symptoms.
Ono currently resides at the Dakota on the UWS near Central Park West, where she has lived for the last few decades. Ono was taken to nearby Mount Sinai West Hospital.
The local fire-department reported that Ono was unconscious when removed from her home, but her exact condition could not be confirmed at this time. John Lennon was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Roosevelt, which later was renamed Mount Sinai West.
According to the FDNY, Ono was taken to the hospital at 9:05 p.m. and condition will be revealed at a later time Neither the fire department or the local police could confirm if Ono was alone in her apartment at the time.
Ono has lived here in NYC at the Dakota for over 40 years, it was also the famous location that her husband, John Lennon, was shot and killed on December 8, 1980. Ono is currently 83 years-old.
“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,” her spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said in a statement to ABC News.
Mintz denied reports citing anonymous sources that Ono may have had a stroke. “There is no stroke and there are no life threatening circumstances as has been described to me,” he said in the statement. “It’s just an advanced case of the flu.”