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Alexa Ray Joel Cancels NYSE Performance

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Alexa Ray Joel has canceled a Thursday performance in light of her failed suicide attempt, the New York Daily News reports.

The aspiring singer-songwriter, 23, was set to headline the New York Stock Exchange's 86th annual tree-lighting ceremony just five days after she was rushed to the hospital for overdosing on eight homeopathic pills.

Joel -- the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley -- is still set to perform at J&R Music World Thursday, a store staffer tells "Extra."

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"Weather permitting, the show will go on," the staffer says.

Joel reportedly attempted to commit suicide because she was depressed about splitting from her beau Jimmy Riot.

When reached by the New York Post Sunday, Riot said, "I respect the family's right to privacy. Other than that, I have no comment."

Joel called 911 herself after downing Traumeel, an herbal anti-inflammatory medication, on Saturday.

"Took pills. Want to die," she told the operator, according to the Post.