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
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)
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(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, 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.”

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