updated 04/03/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/03/2014 AT 4:15 PM ET
Alexa Ray Joel had everyone asking, “Who’s that girl?” when she stepped out at her New York show at The Carlyle Hotel on Tuesday night.
With her sultry new look sparking buzz she had gone under the knife, Joel took to Instagram to set the record straight.
“On a personal (and slightly ridiculous note): I would just like to add that all of the continuously-circulating rumors that I have had extensive ‘face-work’ and undergone breast-augmentation surgery is simply and entirely 100% false,” she wrote.
“The only thing I have ever had done is my nose, which I have always been completely candid, honest, and open about – and I can swear on my Beloved Gypsy-Stella The Cat that this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God! (But hey, there could be worse rumors circulating, so, I’ll take it),” she wrote.
“I liked everything else about my physical appearance, but [my nose] always bothered me a bit. I had thought about it for about five years. I think I look more like me than my father’s daughter now,” she said.
And after four years, the singer has grown into her womanhood and she let her haters know it in the Instagram post.
“Any visibly-positive alterations in terms of my public-image are an absolute and sole credit to my brilliant makeup-artist and stylist, @darlingcait … Who is a true beauty-wizard and visionary. (That, combined with the fact that I actually have a hearty dose of self-confidence now – which took me a little extra minute or so to find.) ; ),” she wrote.
Joel will be performing at The Carlyle through April 12.