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Elton John World News: Billy Joel checks into substance abuse and psychiatric hospital

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He expects to leave in a few days

Wednesday 19 June 2002 @ 16:49 - GMT

Last March Billy Joel rescheduled his Face to Face tour with Elton John, saying he was ill. The tour is to begin again in September. His record label announced today, 19 June, 2002 that he has checked himself into a substance abuse and psychiatric hospital for a "personal problem".


The 53-year-old, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is staying at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut for a planned 10-day stay to deal with a specific and personal problem that he had recently developed. Joel scheduled his stay in Silver Hill several weeks ago and expects to leave in a few days, as planned.