Billy Joel’s Daughter Alexa Home After Suicide Attempt

December 6, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Alexa Ray Joel, 23, an aspiring singer trying to find her place in life, having two famous parents, apparently succumbed to depression on Saturday and swallowed a handful of sleeping pills. Alexa Ray was released a few hours later and her publicist released a statement saying, “She is stable,” soon after she was brought to the hospital.

According to the NY Daily News, a 911 call came from her West Village apartment shortly after midnight and paramedics rushed her to Vincent’s Medical Center. Fire Department officials said Alexa Ray told paramedics that she swallowed about eight sleeping pills and was having trouble breathing. Two law enforcement officials say the overdose appeared to be intentional. But a source close to Alexa Ray claims the daughter of famous pop singer Billy Joel, only took a homeopathic antihistamine called Traumeel.

Alexa Ray’s mother, former supermodel Christie Brinkley, appeared at the hospital early Sunday morning to take her daughter to an undisclosed location

Alexa Ray has apparently been suffering from depression, after a bad break-up a few years ago with her boyfriend, musician Jimmy Riot. Her parents’ divorce in 1994, her mother’s recent much-publicized separation with her second husband Peter Cook, and her father’s recent marriage to a young woman nearly the same age as Alexa Ray, have all contributed to unresolved emotional issues.

She is the only child of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkely’s nine-year marriage.

Alexa Ray has a new single out named “Invisible,” which is described as, “…the story of disappointment over losing love and self-esteem and finding female empowerment.

Billy Joel has first-hand experience with depression and suicide attempts. When he was 21, the now superstar musician, tried to end his life by swallowing furniture polish. Joel was despondent over a break-up with his girlfriend and was devastated over a failed musical recording.

Meanwhile, Alexa Ray is scheduled to sing at two locations in Manhattan this week. There is no word from her publicist whether she will appear at those gigs on Thursday.



One Response to “Billy Joel’s Daughter Alexa Home After Suicide Attempt”

  1. Kurtis Baker on December 7th, 2009 7:06 am

    Alexa, we will be praying for you and your family. We lost our beloved Kenny ( to anxiety and depression this past May 19th. Know that there are millions of others suffering as well and that there is help. Most importantly, know that you are loved by more people than you can imagine who all want you to get better! God Bless!

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