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Billy Ray Cyrus says he's worried about Miley

February 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Singer-turned-actor Billy Ray Cyrus has a lot on his mind right now. He's not concerned about his own music career, or the next role he might get. He's a father worried about his 18-year-old daughter Miley Cyrus.

At the premiere of Justin Bieber's movie "Never Say Never," Miley Cyrus said, "Everyone's gonna say what they want, but your fans are gonna be the ones that have your back. Those are the people you gotta take care of."

But right now, Billy Ray Cyrus feels that he's got to take care of her. Some of her recent escapades have dad more than a little concerned about his daughter's future.

"I'm scared for her," he said in the March issue of GQ magazine. "She's got a lot of people around her that's putting her in a great deal of danger. I know she's 18, but I still feel like as her daddy, I'd like to try to help."

Billy Ray Cyrus blames his daughter's problems on bad advice she's received from others, along with the pressures she felt as the young star of the successful "Hannah Montana" TV and movie franchise.

"I'll tell you right now - the damn show destroyed my family," he said in GQ. "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."

Billy Ray Cyrus often said he felt it was important that Miley thought of him as a trusted friend, but now, he's responding to other parents who used to question his parenting methods.

"I'm the first guy to say to them right now: You were right. I should have been a better parent," he said. "I should have said, 'Enough is enough - it's getting dangerous and somebody's going to get hurt.' I should have, but I didn't."

Billy Ray Cyrus also told GQ his entire family was baptized before moving to L.A. to protect them from evil. He told the magazine he believes Satan is attacking his family.

As for Miley, her "Hannah Montana" days are over, and she has two films due out later this year.