Elton John and Billy Joel not only have one of the longest and most lucrative relationships in the music business, they’re also close friends. Â That friendship has been intermittently strained over the years due to issues with drugs and alcohol. Â Elton cleaned up his act years ago and has remained sober, but Billy still struggles, to the point where Elton and Billy have had to cancel tour dates to accommodate Billy’s relapses.
Elton told Rolling Stone magazine that he thought Billy should take his rehab more seriously and go to a facility with strict rules and regulations, but Billy has decided to blow the whole thing off – he claims that the concerned comments were just “Elton being Elton,” and has not mentioned anything about taking the advice to heart.
Singer Alexa Ray Joel is reportedly staying with father Billy Joel while recovering from an alleged overdose. Alexa Ray Joel was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after reportedly suffering difficulty breathing.
23-year-old Joel was released from St. Vincent’s Hospital and is now reportedly staying with her father while she recovers, according to her publicist. Billy Joel released a statement over the weekend saying his daughter was “going to be fine.” Alexa Ray Joel is the daughter of singer Billy Joel and ex-wife Christie Brinkley.
Whether the pill overdose was accidental or a suicide attempt still remains unclear. However, Joel allegedly told a 911 operator she “Took pills. Want to die,” according to the New York Post. A message from the 911 dispatcher to EMS responders reportedly stated: “Female caller. Took eight pills. Wants to die. Now feels funny. Wants to live.”
According to a report by People, Joel may have been upset over an argument with a boyfriend. Whatever the cause, we hope she gets better soon and find the help she needs.
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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.
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