“Extra’s” Hilaria Baldwin caught up with Alexa Ray Joel in NYC on Wednesday, and the singer spoke for the first time about her health scare after she collapsed while performing in NYC over the weekend.
Singer Alexa Ray Joel is recovering after fainting onstage during a performance, and she wants to thank her fans for their support.
Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley’s daughter Alexa Ray Joel looked nearly unrecognizable while performing at Café Carlyle in NYC this week.
"Good Morning America" aired a clip Wednesday from Alexa Ray Joel's upcoming interview with "20/20," in which she addressed her recent struggles, enduring a childhood in the limelight, and how she's making a name for herself as a singer/songwriter.
This past December, Alexa was hospitalized after taking too many homeopathic pills following a breakup with musician/boyfriend Jimmy Riot.
In the revealing interview, Joel doesn't shy away from anything, telling Chris Cuomo, "I wasn't trying to kill myself... I was panicked... I was not thinking clearly at all -- I was in so much pain, I just wanted to numb it... When he left, I didn't know what I was supposed to do. I didn't know who I was."
Alexa Ray Joel has recovered from a December 5 trip to the hospital -- and she wants to help other girls who are suffering from "heartbreak-related depression" like she was.
Joel, 24, posted a note on her Facebook page on New Year's Eve, saying that one of her goals for 2010 is to help others who are going through what she went through -- her new "pet cause."
Alexa writes that she'd like "to help young girls with something I feel I know a GREAT deal about: Heartbreak-Related Depression. Although it does not get much attention in our society, it is a very serious and painful condition that often gets 'swept under the carpet.' I hope to bring this topic more to light."
Joel dialed 911 herself early last month after she took a handful of homeopathic pills. She was rushed to the hospital and treated over the weekend. At the time, Alexa was dealing with her recent split from former bandmate Jimmy Riot.
Joel also gave shout outs to parents Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley, and the rest of her support system. "I just wanted to thank you all for the incredible outpouring of love and support," writes Joel. "It's certainly been a whirlwind of a month, but reading all of your encouraging posts has never failed to cheer me up!"
Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel are upset by allegations in the New York Post that their daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, attempted to take her own life after a "dysfunctional family getaway with her mom."
"Every parent can imagine the pain and anguish we face as parents of a daughter who is working to recover from the dangerous actions she took while suffering a devastating heartbreak," Brinkley, 55, and Joel, 60, say in a joint statement to "Extra."
The exes say they "hate dignifying tabloid stories with a response," but feel that they "must set the record straight to protect our family."
The report claims that Alexa, 23, gets into "knock-down, drag-out fights" with Christie about the supermodel's relationship with Billy.
The statement continues, "The story that ran in the New York Post on December 8th, and has been subsequently spread across the Internet, is filled with vicious lies and attempts to smear our character and that of our beloved daughter."
Billy and Christie conclude, "We ask the public and legitimate media outlets to please 'consider the source' and to not further exacerbate our daughter's situation by repeating and legitimizing these false reports."
Alexa Ray Joel is "on the mend" after being rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon following an apparent suicide attempt.
A rep for Billy Joel tells "Extra" that Alexa, 23, is recovering at an "undisclosed location."
The rep added, "She's feeling better. She's doing well, and on the mend."
The singer/songwriter was released from the hospital Sunday after taking eight pills of an herbal version of ibuprofen.
Alexa Ray Joel is on the mend after her weekend suicide attempt.
"She is feeling much better," her rep says in a statement. "She is with her family and looking forward to getting back on track."
Joel, who is recuperating at her father Billy Joel's Long Island, New York home after being released from the hospital Sunday, added, "I want to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support."
On Saturday, Alexa called 911 to announced she "want[ed] to die" after downing eight herbal anti-inflammatory pills.
The New York Daily News reported the aspiring singer-songwriter canceled a performance at Thursday's NYSE tree-lighting ceremony.
She's still set to perform Thursday at J&R Music World, a store staffer told "Extra."