Billy Ray Cyrus is backpedaling after making critical remarks about daughter Miley.  Billy Ray sat down with People magazine this week and is trying to work on repairing the rift in his relationship with his daughter.

In separate interviews, Billy Ray said that fame "destroyed" his family and that he was "scared" for Miley. Now, he tells People magazine, "It is very important to me to work on mending my family right now." Calling his recent comments "explosive, and unintentionally so," he adds, "My family is the most important thing I have, and we are working together to make sure our future is stronger and healthier."

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