CHRISTIE Brinkley wants to stage an intervention to help ex-husband Bill Joel curb his boozing.
The former supermodel desperately wants the Piano Man kick his alcohol habit — but, according to a new report from the National Enquirer, those closest to him refuse to get involved, and his girlfriend Alexis Roderick believes Christie is being a “control freak,” says an insider.
Joel — who did stints in rehab in 2002 and 2005 — denies he has a drinking problem.
Billy was spotted earlier this year drinking red wine at a Florida restaurant. Then, looking bleary-eyed, he hopped onto his motorcycle.
Christie — who has remained close to the six-time Grammy winner since their 1994 divorce — then began sounding the alarm.
“Billy is playing with fire by continuing to drink,” a source said.
“He’s semi-retired now and plays very few concerts. Christie knows Billy, and when he’s bored he turns to drinking.”
Christie has reportedly discussed Joel’s drinking with their 27-year-old daughter Alexa Ray as well as Alexis, 31.
“But she can’t find one person who is willing to stand up with her and stage an intervention,” said the friend.
“Alexis believes Christie may be well-meaning, but thinks she’s being a control freak and that Billy can handle his drinking now. She tells Christie until she really sees a problem, let him have his glass of wine – he’s earned it.
“Alexa doesn’t want to confront her dad, either. She wants to maintain a good relationship. But there’s a big fear that Billy’s headed down a slippery slope by drinking at all.”
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