Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley, fainted over the weekend on stage during a performance in New York City. Brinkley was playing the final show of a two-week engagement at Cafe Carlyle when she felt neck and back pain during the performance.
It is unknown when during the performance Joel started to feel ill but she collapsed during the sold-out performance and was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was later diagnosed with vasovagal syncope, which is a sudden drop in blood pressure, Billboard reported.
Joel released a statement to Page Six. “I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to support me. 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,” said Joel.
The singer started her residency back in April and since that time has released a variety of EP and singles, including cover her fathers 1997 classic “Just The Way You Are.”