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Alexa Ray Joel staying with Billy Joel after weekend drug overdose



Tbd-alexarayjoel120809 Billy Joel's daughter Alexa Ray Joel is staying with her dad for now, after landing in a New York hospital on Saturday for an overdose on pills, the AP says. Now it's all a matter of trust for that uptown girl.

Alexa's publicist Claire Mercuri won't say where the 23-year-old is staying -- Billy has homes in Manhattan and on eastern Long Island -- but she is definitely with Billy after police got a 911 call Saturday saying she had taken eight pills of Traumeel, an herbal alternative to ibuprofen, Us says.

"Took pills. Want to die," Alexa allegedly told the dispatcher after calling 911 herself. Traumeel, by the way, can't kill you.

There's no word on whether mom Christie Brinkley is involved. Alexa was released from St. Vincent's in New York on Sunday. Police say it is not clear whether she accidentally overdosed or attempted suicide, but she probably did feel worse than if she had taken eight aspirins — that stuff can be hard on your stomach.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:08am]


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