"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."
Alexa Ray Joel has canceled a Thursday performance in light of her failed suicide attempt, the New York Daily News reports.
The aspiring singer-songwriter, 23, was set to headline the New York Stock Exchange's 86th annual tree-lighting ceremony just five days after she was rushed to the hospital for overdosing on eight homeopathic pills.
Joel -- the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley -- is still set to perform at J&R Music World Thursday, a store staffer tells "Extra."
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"Weather permitting, the show will go on," the staffer says.
Joel reportedly attempted to commit suicide because she was depressed about splitting from her beau Jimmy Riot.
When reached by the New York Post Sunday, Riot said, "I respect the family's right to privacy. Other than that, I have no comment."
Joel called 911 herself after downing Traumeel, an herbal anti-inflammatory medication, on Saturday.
"Took pills. Want to die," she told the operator, according to the Post.
Alexa Ray Joel called 911 herself after swallowing eight homeopathic pills over the weekend, the New York Post reports.
"Took pills. Want to die," she told the operator, according to the post.
Joel, who was released from the hospital Sunday, took tablets of Traumeel, an herbal version of ibuprofen, which could not have killed her. The Post said she panicked regardless.
On Sunday, it was reported that Joel was distraught after splitting with her boyfriend, musician Jimmy Riot.
When reached by the Post Sunday, Riot said, "I respect the family's right to privacy. Other than that, I have no comment."
A source close to the aspiring singer-songwriter said, "She is surrounded by a bunch of wonderful friends, writing new material and was looking forward to performing at the NYSE tree lighting on Wednesday."
Said dad Billy Joel (mom is Christie Brinkley), "She is going to be fine."
Alexa Ray Joel has left St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City today after being hospitalized overnight.
A rep for Joel, 23, confirmed to Us Weekly that Alexa was released from the hospital today.
Joel's mother, Christie Brinkley, was reportedly at her daughter's side during her hospitalization. Alexa's father, Billy Joel, was at his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island when she was rushed to the E.R. Saturday night.
There has been no official confirmation of why Alexa went to the hospital, but several reports today suggest the young musician swallowed pills after fighting with her boyfriend.