After being hospitalized for an apparent suicide attempt, Billy Joel's daughter Alexa Ray Joel is "feeling much better," her publicist told People.
The 23-year-old singer was rushed to the St. Vincent's Hospital after what authorities said seemed to be an intentional overdose on Saturday. According to the Post, Joel dialed 911 herself after taking eight tablets of Traumeel — an herbal alternative to ibuprofen that was incapable of killing her. She apparently told the 911 dispatcher: "Took pills. Want to die." A dispatcher then sent medics to her West Village apartment with this message: "Female caller. Took eight pills. Wants to die. Now feels funny. Wants to live."
Joel was reportedly upset after breaking up with boyfriend and bandmate Jimmy Riot, who told the tabloid: "I respect the family's right to privacy. Other than that, I have no comment." Joel was treated and released from the hospital a few hours later with her mother, supermodel Christie Brinkley. "She is with her family and looking forward to getting back on track," her rep told People, which notes that she is resting at her father's home.