Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley’s collapsed on stage during her sold-out show at Café Carlyle on Saturday night, according to several online sources.
Just like any other pro, she wanted her show to go on but she had said she was not feeling well. The 28-year-old was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital’s emergency room, where she was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope, one of the most common causes of fainting.
This is not the first time the talented singer-songwriter has ended up at the hospital alerting her family and friends. In 2009 following her break up with musician Jimmy Riot after meeting him at age 19, she was left heartbroken by her split from boyfriend of five years and was hospitalized after taking a bunch of pills in what was believed to be a suicide attempt that she later said
‘I got caught up in my own head. It was a panic. I didn’t want to die. I just didn’t want to feel what I was feeling at that moment any more.’
In 2011 she briefly dated musician Cass Dillon. But now it seems her taste in man has changed. She has left the musicians in the past and is currently dating 36-year-old restaurateur, Ryan Gleason. Is not clear yet how they met but they have been dating for a year now.
Ryan’s girlfriend was performing her closing-night engagement at Café Carlyle on Saturday after a two-week run.
Although we might think Ryan’s special lady has had it easy, the stress of filling in the shoes on both her father and mother was a huge deal for hear growing up. She did not only compared to her drop-dead-gorgeous mother but also chose the same instrument and career as her iconic father.
She now seems to be in a better place in her life, along with her hunky beau.
The couple was first linked together last year when Ryan J. Gleason showed up with her at the Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorkers party. She said at the time
He’s very supportive. It meant a lot that he came to support me as my date tonight,” told Us.
Alexa Ray Joel thanked everyone for coming to Café Carlyle to hear her sing during her two-week run there; especially
“the love of my life.”
Gleason has been well accepted into the family, he and Joel’s mom, get along just great. He joined Alexa’s mother and younger brother for a fishing trip to the Hamptons last year.
We wish her a fats recovery! You can check out Ryan on Facebook here.