The singer, reportedly distraught over an argument with her boyfriend, took pills before 911 was called
Following Alexa Ray Joel’s hospitalization Saturday, sources tell PEOPLE that the singer may have been upset over a boyfriend.
According to a source, she took Traumeel, a homeopathic medication. “She became worried about breathing, which is why 911 was called,” says the source. Adds another source: “She was apparently distraught over an argument with her boyfriend.”
The singer has been released from the hospital and her father Billy Joel is now with her, says a source.
Being prone to emotional highs and lows was nothing new to the singer – and she spoke candidly about her frustration with relationships.
In August, the singer took to her MySpace page to vent about relationships, writing, “UGH!!! MEN!!!”
She continued: “Is anybody else finding it a difficult "dating world" out there? I’m so terrible at dating – I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it! And I HATE the game-playing! Can’t stand it.
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I live in the greatest city in the world and I can’t seem to meet an interesting guy who also happens to be NICE. Go figure… ”
Alexa Ray admitted to PEOPLE last year, “I can get very dark. I can get very in my own head and depressed as many other artists can.”
But the singer/songwriter typically channeled her emotions into her music.
“I was crying all day. I thought how am I going to put on a show,” she said about a previous breakup with her former bass player Jimmy Riot. “[But] the minute I got out there, it was the best show. I thought I was going to break down, and suddenly this energy with all the emotion was just pouring out.”
• Reporting by LIZA HAMM and LIZ MCNEIL