Alexa Ray Joel Faints On Stage
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
April 14, 2014
Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's daughter Alexa Ray Joel collapsed during a sold-out performance in New York on Saturday, People reports.
According to the news source, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter was rushed to the emergency room at New York Presbyterian Hospital after losing consciousness while on stage at the Café Carlyle. People goes on to report that she was later diagnosed with a condition called vasovagal syncope, which blocks blood from flowing to the brain. The condition reportedly does not require treatment.
"I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to support me," Alexa said in a statement to People. "I was excited and determined to fulfill my final performance and I really wanted to end my run with a bang, but this was not what I had in mind and hope I have the opportunity to make it up to the wonderful audience very soon. Thanks for all the concern."
According to Alexa's rep, the singer's health had been in question prior to the show.
"Ms. Joel was taken ill earlier in the afternoon and announced from stage that she pulled out her back and neck, but wanted the show to go on," the rep told People.
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