Yoko Ono hospitalized in New York

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Japanese musician and artist Yoko Ono, widow of John Lennon, waves before an event of the Secretary of Cultura at Zocalo Square in Mexico City, on February 2, 2016. Yoko Ono is in Mexico for diverse activities. AFP PHOTO/ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP / ALFREDO ESTRELLA

NEW YORK — Artist and activist Yoko Ono was hospitalized in New York after experiencing “extreme flu-like” symptoms, her publicist said.

Ono, 83, was married to Beatle John Lennon until his death in 1980. She was taken to the hospital Friday night, according to publicist Elliot Mintz.

“Her doctor thought it would be a good idea for her to get checked,” he said. He denied media reports that she suffered a stroke, and said she will likely be discharged Saturday.

Her son, Sean Ono Lennon, also denied the reports, saying she is “just dehydrated and tired.”

“Only stroke …. (she) had was a stroke of genius,” he tweeted. “She’s really fine. Thanks for all the well wishes!”

Ono has won two Grammys — one as an artist and producer, and the other as a video producer.

This month, she is exhibiting “Land of Hope,” which comprises 19 pieces of her artwork in Mexico City’s Memory and Tolerance Museum. The interactive exhibit promotes peace.

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