Alexa Ray Joel "100 Percent Fine" After Collapsing Onstage, ER Visit

Celebrity News Apr. 14, 2014 AT 5:20PM
Alexa Ray Joel performs on April 1, 2014 in New York City Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty

Feel better, Alexa Ray Joel! The singer, 28, collapsed onstage during a Saturday, April 13 concert at Cafe Carlyle in NYC and was rushed to the emergency room, Us Weekly can confirm. There, Billy Joel and ex-wife Christie Brinkley's daughter was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope -- one of the most common causes of fainting.

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"She didn't feel well all day and got sick," a source close to the singer tells Us.  "But she wanted the show to go on. She psyched herself up to do it and then got sick onstage. It's fine. She didn't want to cancel. She's 100 percent fine."

Indeed Alexa Ray Joel tells Us herself: "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," she says. "And hope I have the opportunity to make it up to the wonderful audience very soon. Thanks for all the concern."

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The songstress made headlines earlier this month after performance shots revealed just how grown up she's become over the past several years. Although many online commenters charged that Joel underwent extensive cosmetic procedures, she put the speculation to rest by leaving her own comment online at Us Weekly.

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"I have only gotten one nose-job done. That is the absolute extent of the surgeries I have had. I'm very sorry to disappoint everyone who wants to believe that I have had multiple surgeries, but that just simply isn't true," she wrote, adding, "I don't have low self-esteem at all, contrary to all of your unsubstantiated opinions, and I accept and love myself for exactly who I am, as every empowered woman should!"

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