Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, took an overdose of a mild drug called Traumeel, insiders say.
The 23-year-old singer/songwriter, who is usually perky and in good spirits, had been despondent over breaking up with a musician boyfriend. According to family insiders, Alexa never lost consciousness.
“She had trouble breathing, became concerned amd called 911,” a source says. Traumeel is a homeopathic antihistamine and a muscle relaxer. Lucky for Alexa, it’s not that strong a drug.
What’s interesting and sad about all this is that Alexa is indeed one of those “great girls,” with loads of friends and friend to many. She is truly loved not only by her parents and siblings, but by her whole circle of friends.
And while many may pour over her lyrics looking for clues, there aren’t that many to find. Alexa’s music falls into the range of pure pop. Not only does write a Brill Building-like melody with hooks, she can also compose for Broadway. Her talent is immense and still not tapped. She’s even gone the indie route, avoiding signing with a major record label.
Tonight she’s been talking to her dad by phone since if Billy Joel were to walk through the front doors of the dreaded St. Vincent’s Hospital, it would cause a press riot. But Alexa is very close to both her parents. Mom Christie Brinkley is at her side now, and is always at Alexa’s shows, cheering her on from the sidelines.