Alexa Ray Joel was rushed off to the hospital after she collapsed onstage at the New York cabaret Café Carlyle on Saturday night!
Apparently, before collapsing she had mentioned to the audience there that she wan’t feeling very well, but wanted to continue regardless! We know the show must go on, but make sure you’re well enough to perform first! So scary!
She was later diagnosed at New York Presbyterian Hospital with Vasovagal Syncope, a usually harmless condition that causes a drop in heart rate and blood pressure suddenly, which leads to brief unconsciousness.
On the subject, Alexa, daughter of Billy Joel and Christine Brinkley, had this to say:
“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.”
We hope Alexa feels better!
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