Alexa Ray Joel Collapses During Show, Rushed to Hospital After Fainting Spell
Alexa Ray Joel collapsed on stage during her concert in New York on Saturday, and was rushed to a hospital. The daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley was two songs into her set at Café Carlyle when she passed out.
On Monday, her rep revealed that doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital diagnosed Joel with vasovagal syncope, a drop in heart rate and blood pressure that caused a decrease in blood to her brain. She’s expected to make a full recovery. Joel’s collapse came during a performance that was meant to be her last show in a two-week stint at Café Carlyle.
In a statement, Joel thanked fans for their support, noting, “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 [I] hope I have the opportunity to make it up to the wonderful audience very soon,” added the singer. Gossip Cop wishes Joel renewed good health.