Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray JoelBilly Joel and Christie Brinkley say their daughter Alexa Ray's recent scare of taking too many homeopathic pills was the result of a "devastating heartbreak." In a newly issued statement, the parents slam a NY Post report that ran earlier in the week that claimed her actions on Dec. 5 were a "cry for help" and were partly due to the perceived slow progress she's making in crafting a music career of her own.

Joel and Brinkley say the article "is filled with vicious lies and attempts to smear our character and that of our beloved daughter" and ask all news outlets to "not further exacerbate our daughter's situation by repeating and legitimizing these false reports."