Miley Cyrus of course became famous as the star of Hannah Montana, but her dad Billy Ray Cyrus tells GQ this month that he now regrets lettin his litt’lin go on the TV, that he wishes he’d been a stricter parent, that the show ruined his family, and that he’s worried his daughter will end up like Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith or Michael Jackson.
And do you see the show as a big part of what has made things not work in your family?
“Oh, it’s huge—it destroyed my family. I’ll tell you right now—the damn show destroyed my family. And I sit there and go, ‘Yeah, you know what? Some gave all.’ It is my motto, and guess what? I have to eat that one. I some-gave-all’d it all right. I some-gave-all’d it while everybody else was going to the bank. It’s all sad.”
Do you wish Hannah Montana had never happened?
“I hate to say it, but yes, I do. Yeah. I’d take it back in a second. For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I’d erase it all in a second if I could.”
It’s actually a really long interview, and I don’t mind admitting that I cried twice. On account of it being so sad. Ohh, can Miley ever overcome the hardship of luxury and success? Gosh I sure hope so!