Alexa Ray Joel Suffered 'Heartbreak'
Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley address daughter's overdose
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2009 10:37 AM CST
In this Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, pianist, singer, and songwriter Alexa Ray Joel poses with her mother, Christie Brinkley, before attending the Princess Grace Awards Gala on Nov. 2, 2006 in New York.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
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(Newser) – Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley are slamming a New York Post report that daughter Alexa Ray attempted suicide after fighting with Brinkley on a family vacation as "false." The pair released a statement yesterday saying the 23-year-old’s “dangerous actions” came “while suffering a devastating heartbreak,” the AP reports. Alexa Ray’s rep says she is feeling better and spending time with family.