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    Billy Joel Says Daughter "Is Going to Be Fine"

    Alexa Ray Joel Shane Gritzinger/Getty Images

    UPDATE: Alexa and her rep, Claire Mercuri, have released the following statements.

    "Alexa is feeling much better," Mercuri says. "She is with her family and looking forward to getting back on track."

    "I want to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support," Joel says.

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    Billy Joel may be singing lullabies to his daughter yet again.

    According to Newsday, Alexa Ray Joel has been released from St. Vincent's Medical Center in Manhattan and will be recuperating at her father's home on Long Island.

    The 23-year-old daughter of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame crooner and supermodel Christie Brinkley was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a supposed suicide attempt by swallowing eight pills sources say were an herbal medication.

    Mom stayed by Alexa's side in the hospital, while dad remained in touch over the telephone, per the local newspaper.

    Thankfully, Papa Joel promised, "she is going to be fine."

    (Originally published on Dec. 7, 2009, at 7:28 a.m. PT)

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    2009 has not been an easy year for Billy Joel. See why right here.

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