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‘Piano Man’ hospitalized after Mercedes hits tree

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"Piano Man" Billy Joel was hospitalized for several hours early Sunday after smashing his car into a tree along a highway on far eastern Long Island.

A hospital spokesman confirmed that the singer was released Sunday morning but would not comment on Joel's injuries.

The 53-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had swerved into the tree as he was driving his Mercedes Benz in Sag Harbor, N.Y., late Saturday, said Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Thomas Fabiano.

No summonses were issued and Joel was not given a Breathalyzer test, police officer Hugh Caulfield said Sunday.

Joel was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where a hospital spokesman said he arrived around midnight and was released at about 7:30 a.m.