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Billy Ray Cyrus Wishes Hannah Montana Had Never Happened

In an interview appearing in the March issue of GQ, Billy Ray Cyrus speaks openly about the troubles that have recently plagued his family. In case you haven’t been reading the tabloids, highlights include: Billy Ray and his wife have split after 17 years of marriage, and his 18-year-old daughter Miley Cyrus has been spotted drinking, smoking a bong, and cavorting in clubs.

Billy Ray places much of the blame on Hannah Montana, the Disney TV show in which he and Miley both starred. He tells to GQ, “I’ll tell you right now—the damn show destroyed my family.” When asked if he wishes Hannah Montana had never happened, he replys:

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.

The full article is available on the GQ website.

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