Singer Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and ex-wife Christie Brinkley, is recovering after being rushed to the hospital on Saturday. Joel was reportedly taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York Saturday after allegedly taking an overdose of pills.
Some reports allege 23-year-old Alexa Ray Joel overdosed on sleeping pills in an apparent suicide attempt. The details of the incident, however, remain sketchy. Another source told People magazine Joel had responded badly to a homeopathic medication. “She became worried about breathing, which is why 911 was called,” the unidentified source told the tabloid.
Joel was taken to the ER after her roommate called 911 and said the singer was having difficulty breathing. Joel has now been released from the hospital. Billy Joel told Newsday late Saturday that his daughter is “going to be fine.”
Joel, Alexa Ray’s father, has previously admitted to feeling “suicidal” himself when he was her age and swallowing furniture polish. “I was 21. It’s a tough age. Things hit you really hard,” Joel told Details magazine last year.