Alexa Ray Joel Apologizes for Overdose 'Drama'

She didn't actually want to die, she says

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 7, 2010 10:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Alexa Ray Joel is “in a Zen good place” 6 months after her suicide scare, and she's sorry for being “dramatic.” Though she admits saying “I want to die” to a 911 operator, Joel tells People she didn’t actually want to end her life: “I was being dramatic, and I take responsibility and apologize to everybody involved.” Mom Christie Brinkley blames herself for the incident because she disapproved of Joel’s relationship with Jimmy Riot, ContactMusic.com reports.

“I was addicted to this man, and it spiraled out of control,” Joel says, adding that Riot never contacted her after the overdose—“but, at the end I realized I didn't need him.” She says she has her “perspective back.”

In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2009 file photo, released by Hard Rock Cafe, Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of singer Billy Joel, performs at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Hard Rock Cafe, Aynsley Floyd, file)
In this file photo, pianist, singer and songwriter, Alexa Ray Joel, right, poses with her mother, Christie Brinkley, before attending the Princess Grace Awards Gala Nov. 2, 2006 in New York.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
In this June 6, 2004 file photo, pianist, singer and songwriter, Alexa Ray Joel, left, joins father Billy Joel for the arrivals of the 58th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York.   (AP Photo/AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)
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