Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage

12.00pm, Thursday 21 November 1968 (45 years ago)

On this day Yoko Ono suffered a miscarriage of the baby she was expecting with John Lennon. It had been due to be born in February.

Lennon stayed at her side at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London, sleeping overnight next to her. When his bed was needed for a patient he slept on the floor.

Just before the miscarriage, the foetal heartbeat was recorded. It was included in Lennon and Ono’s 1969 album Life With The Lions, followed by two minutes’ silence.

The unborn child was named John Ono Lennon II, and was buried by the couple in a secret location. It was later claimed that Ono’s miscarriage was caused by the stress of their October drugs bust and subsequent arrest.

One Response to “Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage”

  1. B's Mom (@brennasmom)

    Just for clarification- she was nearly six months pregnant. Her son was stillborn. She had to give birth to him and deliver his body. Don’t minimize their loss by calling it a miscarriage.


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