Alexa Ray Joel Speaks Out After Collapsing On Stage

Alexa Ray Joel performs at the Cafe Carlyle on April 4, 2014 in New York City Alexa Ray Joel performs at the Cafe Carlyle on April 4, 2014 in New York City

Alexa Ray Joel collapsed on stage at New York’s Cafe Carlyle on Saturday night and on Monday, the singer released a statement, thanking fans for their support.

“I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to support me,” she said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

“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 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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According to the singer’s rep, a doctor at New York Presbyterian, who treated Joel, diagnosed her with vasovagal syncope, a common cause of fainting.

Joel was feeling unwell earlier in the afternoon, and told the audience that she pulled out her back and neck, but wanted the show to go on.

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Joel’s condition is usually harmless and requires no treatment, per the rep.

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