Billy Ray: I Didn't Mean to Be Explosive

Cyrus says he's now working on 'mending family' after 'GQ' interview

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 23, 2011 10:06 AM CST

(Newser) – On second thought, maybe it wasn’t a great idea for Billy Ray Cyrus to blab on about how Hannah Montana ruined his family. The country musician tells People his comments in a recent GQ interview were “explosive, and unintentionally so,” and says that right now the most important thing to him is “mending my family. … We are working together to make sure our future is stronger and healthier.”

Cyrus has been spending time with estranged wife Tish and youngest daughter Noah, and asks for “privacy as we sort through very important family issues.” Click to find out who supposedly forced Cyrus to cancel his appearance on The View this week.

In this Jan. 9, 2010 file photo, Billy Ray Cyrus, at right, and his wife Laeticia "Tish" Finley, arrive to the premiere of "The Spy Next Door" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
Miley Cyrus, left and her father Billy Ray Cyrus, arrive for the British Premiere of the film ' Hannah Montana', at a Leicester Square cinema, in London, Thursday April 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Miley Cyrus, left, and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, pose together at the premiere of "Hannah Montana the Movie" in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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