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Billy Joel says daughter Alexa Ray is 'going to be fine'

December 6, 2009 |  7:07 am

Alexa Singer Alexa Ray Joel "is going to be fine," her dad, Billy Joel, told Newsday late Saturday, People reports.

Alexa was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon in New York after taking an unknown number of pills. [Updated 7:15 a.m. Sunday: Alexa has been released from the hospital.]

Hospital2 Medics had rushed to the 23-year-old's apartment in response to a female caller's 911 call. Reports from the New York Post indicated police considered it to have been a suicide attempt but that was not confirmed by a spokeswoman for the family.

"Alexa is stable. Her doctors are assessing her needs, and that's all we can say at this moment," said Claire Mercuri, Alexa's and Billy's personal publicist.

Alexa was scheduled to perform two shows Dec. 10 in New York. Her mother is Christie Brinkley.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Alexa Ray Joel in June and the hospital, St. Vincent's, where she was taken Dec. 5, 2009. Credits: Andy Kropa / Getty Images, left; Bryan Bedder / Getty Images, right.