Alexis Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of pop star Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, was brought to the hospital by emergency services after taking eight pills at her Manhattan apartment.

A friend frantically called 911 from the singer’s Greenwich Village apartment saying Joel, 23, had taken several pills. It wasn’t clear whether she had accidentally overdosed or attempted suicide.

The singer, songwriter and pianist self-released a short album in 2006 and debuted a new song, “Invisible,” this year about a failed relationship with the opening lyrics, “They say it doesn’t matter/This love is in my mind/We never got it right, anyway.”

In her MySpace blog posted this summer, Joel described herself as “forgotten” and said she was finding it hard to meet a nice guy.

“Just Men. UGH!!! MEN!!!!” she wrote in August. “I’m so terrible at dating — I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it! And I HATE the game-playing! Can’t stand it.”

It is rumored that Miss Joel took an overdose of Traumeel, a homeopathic medication containing 12 botanical substances and 2 mineral substances. It has been sold in the United States since 1986 and in Germany since 1937, and it is available worldwide for use as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiedematous, antiexudative drug.

The indications for its use include temporary relief of symptoms associated with inflammatory, exudative, and degenerative processes due to acute trauma, repetitive or overuse injuries, and minor pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

If she did take Traumeel in excess along with an opiod or a sedative hypnotic, she would have certainly gone into respiratory distress, coma or worse. 

I wish Alexis a speedy recovery, and please get yourself a therapist. No man is worth ending your life for.


One Comment

  1. Scott
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Amen Doc!

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