Billy RayCyrus has been in some hot water during the past week for his revealinginterview with GQ magazine, where he said he was “scared” for daughter Miley Cyrusand blames the Disney show Hannah Montana for tearing his family apart.

Billy Ray Cyrus walking, Miley Cyrus close up walking with Tish

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Cyrusspoke to PEOPLE, telling the magazine he’s “mending” his family after the GQinterview. He said that his interview was “explosive” and added, “My family isthe most important thing I have, and we are working together to make sure ourfuture is stronger and healthier.”

During thecontroversial interview, Miley’s father blamed his daughter’s Disney show, whichsky-rocketed her to fame, for his family’s trouble. “I hate to say it, but yes,I do. I’d take it back in a second,” he said about the show.

Billy Rayalso mentioned how he was worried about the people that are surrounding his18 year old daughter. He said, “I’m scared for her. She’s got a lot of peoplearound her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger. I want to get hersheltered from the storm.”

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Theinterview didn’t sit so well with Miley, who reportedly forced Billy Ray tocancel his appearance on The View on Wednesday in fear that he would reveal toomuch again.

Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus at 'Hannah Montana' Movie Premiere

While a week has gone by and he may not be on the best ofterms with his famous daughter, he’s now trying to patch up the damage that hasbeen done.

“It is all a learning process, and we thank everyone fortheir support and respect of our privacy as we sort through very importantfamily issues,” he tells PEOPLE. He continued, “It is very important to me towork on mending my family right now.”

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