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Alexa Ray Joel Getting Better – Thanks to Parents

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Alexa Ray Joel Getting Better – Thanks to Parents

Originally posted 12/09/2009 02:05PM

There's nothing like a little TLC from Mom and Dad after a traumatic experience. And sources say Alexa Ray Joel is bouncing back beautifully after her brief hospital stay on Dec. 5. – thanks to the help of her parents Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley.

"They're focused on making sure she is going to be alright," says a source close to the situation.

The 23-year-old singer, who called 911 after she took 8 Traumeel pills, a homeopathic medication, and had trouble breathing, "has the most attentive parents," says a family friend. "She is very close to Billy, and Alexa and her mother are really best friends."

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Alexa Ray Joel Out of Hospital | Alexa Ray Joel, Billy Joel

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Alexa Ray Joel Out of Hospital

Originally posted 12/07/2009 08:10AM

The daughter of singer Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley is at her father's home to recover after being hospitalized over the weekend for what's being reported as a reaction to herbal medication.

Alexa Ray Joel, 23, had taken several pills of the homeopathic medication Traumeel after a breakup with her boyfriend of several years, and was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City's Greenwich Village, according to various reports.

"She became worried about breathing, which is why 911 was called," one source told PEOPLE. Adds another source: "She was apparently distraught over an argument with her boyfriend."

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SOURCES: Alexa Ray Joel Upset Over a Boyfriend | Alexa Ray Joel

SOURCES: Alexa Ray Joel Upset Over a Boyfriend

Originally posted 12/06/2009 10:15AM

Following Alexa Ray Joel's hospitalization Saturday, sources tell PEOPLE that the singer may have been upset over a boyfriend.

According to a source, she took Traumeel, a homeopathic medication. "She became worried about breathing, which is why 911 was called," says the source. Adds another source: "She was apparently distraught over an argument with her boyfriend."

The singer has been released from the hospital and her father Billy Joel is now with her, says a source.

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REPORT: Billy Joel Says Daughter Will Be Fine | Alexa Ray Joel, Billy Joel

REPORT: Billy Joel Says Daughter Will Be Fine

Originally posted 12/05/2009 11:45PM

Billy Joel has spoken out about his daughter Alexa Ray Joel's condition following her hospitalization Saturday afternoon.

"She is going to be fine," Joel told Newsday late Saturday evening.

The 23-year-old daughter of Joel and model Christie Brinkley was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital Saturday afternoon after a female caller placed a call to 911.

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Alexa Ray Joel Is Hospitalized | Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel Is Hospitalized

Originally posted 12/05/2009 05:55PM

Alexa Ray Joel, the 23-year-old singer and daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was hospitalized Saturday in New York City.

"She is stable and her doctors are assessing her needs," a rep for Alexa Ray and her father, Billy Joel, confirmed to PEOPLE.

The singer was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital after a caller placed a call to 911 Saturday afternoon, according to the New York Post.

The singer is scheduled to perform twice on December 10 in New York City, according to her Twitter page.

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Alexa Ray Joel Sticks by Her Dad in Divorce | Alexa Ray Joel, Billy Joel

Alexa Ray Joel Sticks by Her Dad in Divorce

Originally posted 06/18/2009 12:40PM

Billy Joel's split from wife Katie came as no surprise to Alexa Ray Joel, the music man's 23-year-old daughter with Christie Brinkley.

"I have a pretty good woman's intuition, so I could tell," Alexa told PEOPLE at the sixth annual Wayuu Taya Foundation Gala at the Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City Wednesday night. "I know my dad very well."

The couple announced their separation in a statement June 17 after nearly five years of marriage. Joel says she first heard the news from her dad.

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Billy Joel and His Wife Split | Billy Joel

Billy Joel and His Wife Split

Originally posted 06/17/2009 04:55PM

Billy Joel and his wife, Katie Lee, are calling it quits, PEOPLE confirms.

"After nearly five years of marriage Billy Joel & Katie Lee Joel have decided to separate. This decision is a result of much thoughtful consideration. Billy & Katie remain caring friends with admiration and respect for each other," says a statement issued by both of their reps.

For months, the couple has dodged reports of trouble in the marriage. Joel, 60, married Katie, 27, in a sunset wedding on September 2004 at his 15-acre waterfront Center Island estate in Long Island. Katie is a chef and former host of Bravo's Top Chef.

Reporting by ALEXIS CHIU

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Paul McCartney: How I Surprised Billy Joel | Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney: How I Surprised Billy Joel

Originally posted 07/28/2008 02:30PM

It took more than 40 years, but Paul McCartney finally made it back to New York's Shea Stadium – and just in time.

The music legendary delighted surprised fans during Billy Joel's July 18 concert at the vast venue with "I Saw Her Standing There" – part of the final gig at the usual home to baseball's Mets. (McCartney played Shea Stadium with the Beatles back on Aug. 15, 1965, and the ballpark is slated to be replaced with a new playing field.)

But McCartney – tipped in advance to be a special guest – needed a police escort and a little luck to make it to the concert.

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Christie Brinkley Attends Ex Billy Joel's Show | Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley Attends Ex Billy Joel's Show

Originally posted 07/19/2008 12:00PM

Fresh from settling a bitter and very public divorce battle with ex-husband Peter Cook, supermodel Christie Brinkley is finding comfort in the company of another ex – singer Billy Joel, who is also the father of her daughter, Alexa Ray.

After spending the Fourth of July at Joel's Sag Harbor, N.Y., house, Brinkley attended his "The Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy" concert at New York's Shea Stadium Friday night. (It's the last concert at the ballpark and the last season for the New York Mets, who move into a new home at Citi Field in 2009.)

At the show, Brinkley seemed to enjoy the support of Joel's fans, who clapped for her as she walked by. "Everyone was yelling good job to her as she walked through the stadium," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was so nice and sweet, saying thank you back to people."

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EXCLUSIVE: Billy Joel Shares Love Song for His Wife | Billy Joel

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EXCLUSIVE: Billy Joel Shares Love Song for His Wife

Originally posted 02/07/2007 07:30AM

In 2005, Billy Joel, 57, wrote a ballad for his wife Katie Lee Joel, 25, to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Now, he's releasing that song, "All My Life," as a single – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first listen. (Click here to hear the song.) In honor of the occasion, the Piano Man spoke to PEOPLE about the makings of a great love song.

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