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Billy Ray Cyrus Regrets Being a Friend to Miley

Singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter, singer and actress Miley Cyrus,arrive at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009.
US actress Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus pose for photographers on the red carpet for the film 'Hannah Montana - The Movie' in the southern German city of Munich on April 25, 2009.

(CBS) In a recent candid interview in GQ Magazine, Billy Ray Cyrus says his daughter Miley Cyrus' Disney show "Hannah Montana" "destroyed" his family.

Billy Ray Cyrus Regrets "Hannah Montana"

In addition to his regrets about doing the show, Cyrus says he also wonders about his parenting. He told the magazine he was never capable of disciplining his six children.

GQ: Mr. Hannah Montana's Achy Broken Heart

Cyrus said, "How many interviews did I give and say, 'You know what's important between me and Miley is I try to be a friend to my kids'? I said it a lot. And sometimes I would even read other parents might say, 'You don't need to be a friend, you need to be a parent.' Well, I'm the first guy to say to them right now: You were right. I should have been a better parent. 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. Honestly, I didn't know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere."

Cyrus and his wife, Tish, filed for divorce in October.

Cyrus told the magazine he wished the show that launched his daughter to pop stardom had never happened.

"I hate to say it, but yes, I do. Yeah. I'd take it back in a second," Cyrus said. "For my family to be here and just be everybody OK, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I'd erase it all in a second if I could."

Cyrus is best known for his early 1990s megahit "Achy Breaky Heart."