.

Billy Joel Injured in Crash

Piano man hospitalized and released after car accident

January 27, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Billy Joel was hospitalized late Saturday night and treated for minor injuries suffered when his Mercedes hit a tree alongside a highway on Long Island, New York.

Joel arrived at Stony Brook University Hospital close to midnight and was discharged around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. The hospital confirmed Joel's visit, but refused to divulge the nature of his injuries. According to police, Joel was not administered a breathalyzer test, and no charges were filed in the incident.

Last summer, Joel checked into a substance abuse and psychiatric center in Connecticut for what he described in an interview as "a prolonged period of overindulgence."

A spokesperson for Joel said the singer-songwriter is fine and that the crash will have no effect on his upcoming Face to Face Tour with Elton John. The two piano men have lined up seventeen dates for the tour so far, starting February 21st in Birmingham, Alabama.

In addition to the tour, Joel's music is the focus of the recent musical, Moving Out, which is currently playing on Broadway.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“I Was Made to Love Her”

Stevie Wonder | 1967

Stevie Wonder discovered true love while still a teenager, writing this ode to young love when he was only 17. The song, Wonder explained, "kind of speaks of my first love, to a girl named Angie, who was a very beautiful woman. She's married now. Actually, she was my third girlfriend but my first love. I used to call Angie up and we would talk and say, 'I love you, I love you,' and we'd talk and we'd both go to sleep on the phone.” The Beach Boys, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men have all recorded versions of "I Was Made to Love Her."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com