Billy Joel spent the day with daughter Alexa today in an “undisclosed location,” or rehab somewhere in the New York area.

By rehab, I do mean more of rest-and-recuperative situation than a 28-day program. Alexa Ray, 23, is not a drug addict. She’s just a stressed-out member of her generation. I’ll bet a lot of “kids” her age can relate to what she went through yesterday.

Billy, who was in phone touch with Alexa on Saturday when she was at St. Vincent’s Hospital, was with her today. Alexa is said to be on the mend.

It was this column that first and exclusively reported her overdose was from homeopathic pills called Traumeel. They’re not very strong and in fact can be found in Canadian pharmacies over the counter. Other news outlets were happy to pick up this info without credit, apparently.

More on Billy’s visit with Alexa tomorrow …

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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