Billy Ray Cyrus Says ‘Hannah Montana’ Destroyed His Family

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Billy Ray Cyrus says the Disney TV show “Hannah Montana” destroyed his family, causing his divorce and sending daughter Miley Cyrus spinning out of control.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, the country star says he “would erase it all in a second” if it would bring his family together again.

Cyrus says his daughter is in a downward spiral. That’s why he refused to attend her 18th birthday party in December, saying “it was wrong” to have it in a bar. Video of Miley smoking a bong later surfaced.

Her father compares her current path with those of stars whose lives ended tragically, including Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.

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  • D

    Why was an 18 year-old allowed by the bar to have a party there. Seems to me that the drinking age is still 21.

    • Bryan B.

      If you’re Hollywood royalty you are exempt from the rules that everyone else must abide by.

  • Gargamel

    He sure wasnt complaining when he was collecting the checks from disney. Wont be long til the sex tape surfaces.

  • Bling I

    Here’s a better headline “MIley Cyrus Blames Hannah Montana on Billy Ray’s Failure as a Country Singer.”

  • Arthur R Spafford Jr

    That mullet may have contributed too!

  • HollywoodSaint

    he needs to stop passing the blame and take responsibility…after all he is STILL her father…shes being a normal teenager…most of us smoked weed in high school and most of us still do….CYRUS THE VIRUS ease up and guide her, not control her

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