Honoring the best and brightest from the world of theatre, the winners of the 2011 Tony Awards were announced during a ceremony held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday (June 12).
With Neil Patrick Harris hosting the annual tribute to Broadway stars, the night was dominated by the religious satire musical "The Book of Mormon" - which captured nine of its pack-leading fourteen nominations.
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.