Alexa Ray Joel Explains Her Recent Health Scare, Plastic Surgery Rumors

Daughter of famed musician, Billy Joel, talks about the unique pressures of being the child of a celebrity.
3:25 | 05/14/14

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We have another big story. Alexa ray Joel is the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley. She opens up in an interview. The singer/song writer has been through a lot. She told me about her recent health scare, her new looks and being the daughter of these megacelebrities. ? We skipped the light fandango ? Reporter: When listening to Alexa ray Joel sing, it's clear music runs in her blood. Daughter of rock legend, Billy Joel, and supermodel Christie Brinkley, the 28-year-old singer/song writer is stepping into her own life. And has found her own voice on stage. When did you first discover that you, indeed, did have an ear and a voice for music? I think it was just always innately there. I didn't know I wasn't a star growing up. I thought I was the star because my mom was always videotaping me. My father was always sitting at the piano, accompanying me while I would sing. Reporter: Fast-forward to today, Alexa is a star on the rise, with recuring gigs at the Carlisle hotel in New York. But last month, she experienced a scare at her closing performance. Had an incident right here on this very stage. You collapsed. Tell us what happened. I think it's just par for the course. I had been working three weeks straight. And I was tired. And it just happened. You know? It was par for the course. I'm doing great. It was a case of shear exhaustion. Reporter: She made headlines after this photo sparked rumors she had undergone extensive plastic surgery. Tell us, what's the truth and what's the fiction? It was interesting because they were comparing pictures of me from when I was between 16 to 18, to recent pictures of me now and I'm 28 years old. So, of course, I look different. But I can tell you right now, that the only thing that is true, which I actually was very open about, was that I did have rhinoplasty surgery. I haven't had anything else done. I don't even dye my hair. Reporter: But speculation and scrutiny have been a part of her life since she was a little girl. As a daughter of megacelebrities, what was that pressure like for you? You obviously emerged in such a beautiful way. But that journey had to be tough. It was. I was a very sensitive, painfully shy young woman. And I probably wasn't ready for the limelight. And I think it did hit me really hard. But I'm grateful for it. I think that anything you go through in your life, where there's obstacles, you learn to overcome them. And it builds character. And it makes for really good songs. Reporter: And it's just that -- the music that she wants and hopes to focus on. And what a voice she has. You can see, she's the daughter of Billy Joel, yes? You can hear it. Alexa ray is performing at the cafe Carlisle at the Carlisle hotel in New York, June 24th through the 28th. And really, I loved her message, too. It builds character. Everything you go through. A nice lady. Great to be with her. I did.

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