Billy Joel Daughter Alexa Ray COLLAPSES On Stage

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Alexa Ray Joel is recovering after collapsing during a performance in New York on Saturday night! The singer was rushed to the hospital and the rest of the show was nixed.

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The daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray lost consciousness while on stage at the Cafe Carlyle, where she was playing to a sold-out crowd. She was rushed to the emergency room at New York Presbyterian Hospital and diagnosed with vasovagal syncope, a condition that blocks blood from flowing to the brain and causes fainting, her rep tells PEOPLE.

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But Joel, 28, assures fans she is doing well. Vasovagal syncope does not require any treatment.

billy-joel-alexa-ray-joel-daughter-gi“I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to support me,” she 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.” source

 
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Joel’s rep added that she hadn’t been feeling well before the performance: “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.”

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