Thursday, April 18, 2024

Alexa Ray Joel Sets June Return to Cafe Carlyle After April Fainting Spell


EXCLUSIVE Get out the smelling salts! Alexa Ray Joel, ever a trooper, is coming back to Cafe Carlyle. Alexa fainted on her last night at the Cafe back on April 14th, cutting short her triumphant two week gig.An ambulance took her over to Lenox Hill Hospital.

Now the talented daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, I can tell you, will return to Cafe Carlyle from June 24th to June 28th and pick up where she left off. She could start with a cover of Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy.”

As it turned out, Alexa’s fainting spell was much ado about nothing– just a common faint. But nerves and exhaustion will do that to you. She was otherwise very funny every night, and her musicianship comes naturally. She’s very gifted. If anything, she should be writing a Broadway musical. She can do it.

PS All those crazy stories about plastic surgery were ridiculous. She had her nose done. Big deal. Nothing else. Let’s get back to the music.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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