Billy Joel's Daughter Is "Feeling Better"
In this June 6, 2004 file photo, pianist, singer and songwriter, Alexa Ray Joel, left, joins her father, Billy Joel, for the arrivals of the 58th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Alexa Ray Joel's publicist, Claire Mercuri, says that the performer has been hospitalized in New York on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 for an undisclosed condition.
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A publicist for Alexa Ray Joel says the daughter of Billy Joel is feeling better two days after being hospitalized in New York for a possible overdose of pills.
Claire Mercuri says that the daughter of Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley is with her family and looking forward to getting back on track.
She says the 23-year-old singer-songwriter thanks "everyone for their outpouring of love and support."
Mercuri didn't say where Joel was staying since her release from a Manhattan hospital. Her parents have separate homes in New York City and on Long Island.
Police received a 911 call Saturday saying Joel had taken several pills. Officials didn't know whether she had accidentally overdosed or attempted suicide.
On her MySpace page, Joel says she attended New York University for a short time before dropping out to focus on her music career.
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