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Billy Joel’s daughter attempts to commit suicide

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The daughter of Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley tried to kill herself by swallowing sleeping pills.

Ambulance turned up to Alexa Ray Joel’s apartment after a female friend called emergency from a cellphone to report a possible overdose, reports the NY Post.

The friend told 911 operators Alexa had taken eight pills and wanted to die, but felt funny and then wanted to live, sources said. When rescuers arrived, they found she was having difficulty breathing, Fire Department officials said.

Alexa was rushed to nearby St. Vincent’s Hospital, where she was in stable condition, a family spokeswoman said. Her situation was not life-threatening and she was released last night, a source said.

The family has released no further details on the young woman’s medical condition or her mental state. But Alexa, who has been through a series of bad breakups with her on-again off-again former boyfriend and bandmate Jimmy Riot, recently blogged about being a lonely singleton in the city.”I don’t like dating!!! Wish I could be in a relationship again without having to date,” she wrote in August. “I HATE going out!!”

Despite having been a prolific songwriter since her early teens, Alexa — who dropped out of NYU to start a music career has also struggled to find mass appeal for her music and had yet to land a record deal with a major label.

But this past March, she wrote about the difficulties of being an independent artist and being alone.

She has long struggled with her self-esteem, feeling as if she couldn’t measure up against to her supermodel mom and musical superstar dad, a source close to the family said.

“I’m never going to be a blonde model, when are you going to accept that,” she once lashed back at Brinkley, who often “badgered” Alexa about her weight, the source said.