Alexa Ray Joel Collapses During NYC Show

April 15, 2014 11:30 AM

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Alexa Ray Joel became ill and fainted on stage during the final performance of a concert run in New York City over the weekend. The singer-songwriter, who is the daughter of music legend Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley, was wrapping up a two-week engagement at Cafe Carlyle when she told audience members she felt sick and was having neck and back pain.

At some point during the sold-out performance, Joel collapsed and was immediately taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope, a sudden drop in blood pressure (caused by stress or other factors) that can lead to fainting.

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