Billy Ray worried about Miley Cyrus

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LONDON - Singer-actress Miley Cyrus’ father Billy Ray has revealed that his daughter’s recent behaviour has left him worried about her.

Billy admitted that the star’s recent behaviour - including smoking salvia through a bong and throwing her 18th birthday party in a bar, has made him realised that Miley’s handlers are not looking after her properly, reports

“Every time the train went off the track. her people, or as they say in today’s news, her handlers, every time they’d put the blame on me. I took it because I’m her daddy. OK, nail me to the cross,” he said in an interview to GQ magazine.

“I’m scared for her. She’s got a lot of people around her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm.”

Billy is currently in the process of divorcing Miley’s mother Tish Cyrus. He admitted that he deliberately avoided her 18th birthday party because he didn’t want to be blamed for the fact it was held at Los Angeles bar Trousdale, even though Miley is three years under the legal age for drinking alcohol in the US.

“You know why I didn’t go? Because they were having it in a bar. It was wrong. It was for 21 years old and up. They all wanted me to fly out so that then when all the bad press came they could say, ‘Daddy endorsed this stuff’. I started realizing I’m being used,” he said.

“After the incident with the legal high (salvia), her handlers told me it was none of my business. I should have said, ‘Enough is enough - it’s getting dangerous and somebody’s going to get hurt’. Honestly, I didn’t know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere.”

Miley shot to fame with Disney TV show “Hannah Montana” with Billy, 49, playing her father but he admitted he wishes the programme had “never happened” because of the impact it had on his family life.

He said: “The damn show destroyed my family. I hate to say it, but I’d take it back in a second.”

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