Yoko Ono's album delayed by flu

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono won't be returning to work on her new album until she feels "a little more normal" after being hospitalised with flu earlier this year.

Yoko Ono will wait until she is "a little more normal" before returning to work on her new album.

The 83-year-old singer-and-artist was hospitalised with flu in February, meaning recording on her upcoming 10-track LP was delayed.

And although she is now feeling much better, she still isn't ready to resume work.

She told Billboard magazine: "That derailed the whole situation. Everything in my body is OK now, except I have a problem walking.

"I want to be a little more normal [before returning to the record]."

Yoko recently insisted she won't ever retire.

She said: "I won't stop. No, I never think that. Artists are obsessive, they want to keep doing it. And I'm an artist. My sole interest is in creating something beautiful. When I say beautiful .... well, the maximum beauty can be ugly to some people."

Yoko - who is the widow of the late Beatle legend John Lennon - picked up the NME Inspiration Award earlier this year and said she hopes her work continues to influence other artists.

She said: "I want to keep on making music and art and keep on inspiring people. But I don't know what my fans take from what I do with my work and my website, I just keep dishing out things and I hope for the best, but I never know how people will react to what I do."

And at the NME Awards, she admitted she was her own biggest inspiration.

She said: "I am inspired by myself. It's so great to win this award, I'm so flattered."


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