Many have been speculating and pointing fingers as to why Alexa Ray Joel may have attempted suicide.
And now, Alexa's parents are coming forward to put the rumors to rest by releasing a joint statement.
Every parent can imagine the pain and anguish we face as parents of a daughter who is working to recover from the dangerous actions she took while suffering a devastating heartbreak.
As much as we hate dignifying tabloid stories with a response, we feel we must set the record straight to protect our family. The story that ran in the New York Post on December 8th, and has been subsequently spread across the Internet, is filled with vicious lies and attempts to smear our character and that of our beloved daughter.
We ask the public and legitimate media outlets to please "consider the source" and to not further exacerbate our daughter's situation by repeating and legitimizing these false reports.
With much appreciation,
Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley
There you have it. But what was the "real" reason behind it all then?
And more importantly, we hope she's receiving proper care by professionals.
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