Yoko Ono admitted to hospital with flu-like symptoms amid reports of a stroke

Her publicist has denied the claims she’s suffered a stroke

Yoko Ono has been admitted to hospital in New York and is being treated for flu-like symptoms.

The 83-year-old music icon is thought to have entered the hospital on the advice of her doctor and should be discharged on Saturday (27th March).

Her spokesperson, Elliot Mintz, told ABC News: “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.

“There is no stroke and there are no life threatening circumstances as has been described to me. It’s just an advanced case of the flu.”

He added: “Hopefully she will be released as early as tomorrow.”

Yoko who was married to The Beatles’ John Lennon received NME Inspiration Award at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas on the eve of her 83rd birthday, and told The Guardian that she never wants to retire from music.

She said: “I won’t stop. No, I never think that. Artists are obsessive, they want to keep doing it.”