christie brinkley alexa ray joel Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel 'set the record straight'Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel have released a statement regarding their daughter Alexa Ray’s recent hospitalization.

The statement reads:

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.

Statement continued after the jump.

]]>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

The New York Post story in question was the one that alleged Alexa tried to kill herself after a dysfunctional family getaway with mom Christie Brinkley and that Alexa’s whole life has been filled with ridicule and verbal abuse from her mother. We think the statement pretty much says it all. It’s a little funny that the New York Post is not considered a legitimate media outlet. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter and Facebook for all your movies, TV and celebrity news More Christie Brinkley/Billy Joel dish Jimmy Riot hasn’t spoken to Alexa Ray since OD Christie Brinkley to guest-star on ‘Ugly Betty’ Alexa Ray Joel rushed to hospital Alexa Ray out of hospital, back with dad Billy Joel

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