Billy Joel is a little surprised that Elton John keeps saying he’s in trouble. While Sir Elton no doubt has good intentions, I can tell you that Billy is happily recovering from double hip surgery at his Miami home. He’s doing physical therapy almost every day, and he is, my sources say, certainly not drinking or doing anything else self destructive. In fact, Billy is readying his memoir, called “The Book of Joel.” The tome hits stores and Kindles on April 19th, and I for one cannot wait to read it. Billy wrote the book with rock journalist Fred Schruers, and it addresses just about everything we’d be interesting in knowing about the great pop singer songwriter.
Meanwhile, Billy’s famous, ex, Christie Brinkley, hits Broadway next month. She’s going to play Roxie Hart, in “Chicago,” the musical that has set records for stunt casting. Brinkley as Roxie? What a great idea. When audiences see those legs, they won’t want her to leave! And I guarantee you, Billy and daughter Alexa Ray will be front and center on opening night!