Looking on the bright side of media coverage, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley have issued a statement about their daughter, Alexa Ray Joel and her recent hospital stay.
It reads: “Every parent can imagine the pain and anguish we face as parents of a daughter who is working to recover from the dangerous actions she took while suffering a devastating heartbreak. As much as we hate dignifying tabloid stories with a response, we feel we must set the record straight to protect our family. The story that ran in the New York Post on December 8th, and has been subsequently spread across the Internet, is filled with vicious lies and attempts to smear our character and that of our beloved daughter. We ask the public and legitimate media outlets to please "consider the source" and to not further exacerbate our daughter's situation by repeating and legitimizing these false reports.”
Hoping to be back on the music scene soon, Alexa Ray Joel gained support at her father’s Oyster Bay, L.I., home on Monday, after canceling two performances after a suicide fright.
The daughter of Billy Joel was reported as taking a handful of homeopathic pain pills Saturday and then called 911 admitting to an overdose and having problems breathing. "Alexa is feeling much better. She is with her family and looking forward to getting back on track," said her spokeswoman, Claire Mercuri.
Making for quite the scary situation, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley’s daughter Alexa Ray has been hospitalized in New York after suffering a suspected drug overdose.
According to the latest reports, Miss Joel was rushed to St. Vincent's Medical Center on Saturday afternoon (December 5) after paramedics were called to her apartment in Manhattan's West Village at 12:24PM.
Drawing an end to their marriage, Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee have decided to file for divorce.
"After nearly five years of marriage Billy Joel & Katie Lee Joel have decided to separate. This decision is a result of much thoughtful consideration. Billy & Katie remain caring friends with admiration and respect for each other," a joint statement reads.
Bruce Springsteen was the boss of the concert business in 2003, raking in $115.9 million to rank second only to the Rolling Stones for the most money ever earned by a concert act in a year.
Wow, that's a lot of $$$! Way to go Bruce. He played 13 stadiums in the New York area alone.
I remember being 14 years old and going to see Bruce Springsteen in concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was 1984, in the middle of the winter and we had 7th row center seats. It was awesome!!
You can read more of the story here. Celine Dion was number 2 for the year with her new Las Vegas show. (Which I really want to see!)
Here's the Top Ten List:
1. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, $115.9 million
2. Celine Dion, $80.5 million
3. Eagles, $69.3 million
4. Fleetwood Mac, $69 million
5. Cher, $68.2 million
6. Simon & Garfunkel, $64.5 million
7. Aerosmith/KISS, 64.0 million
8. Dixie Chicks, $60.5 million
9. Billy Joel/Elton John, $50.9 million
10. "Summer Sanitarium Tour" w/ Metallica, $48.8 million