Billy Joel’s Daughter Alexa Ray Joel Attempts Suicide, Is In Stable Condition

Betsy Waldman | December 6, 2009 - 11:10 am

We’re sad to report this morning that Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was rushed to the hospital yesterday afternoon in NYC after a suicide attempt.

The singer’s roomate called 911 shortly before 12:30 p.m. to report an “emotionally disturbed person” was “having trouble breathing” at her West Village apartment. This was after ingesting a large number of pills and telling her roomate she wanted to die.

Her publicist, Claire Mercuri, said in a statement, “Her doctors are assessing her needs” and, according to TMZ, Alexa is now in stable condition.

Our thoughts are with Alexa and family in this difficult time.