03/23/2011 AT 5:30 PM ET
Billy Ray Cyrus is recanting the remarks that ricocheted around the world.
“I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. I wouldn’t change anything,” the musician and father of Miley Cyrus said on Wednesday’s Good Morning America, in response to a volatile interview he gave in December in which he blamed Hannah Montana for destroying his family.
Now, Cyrus says his messy home life was to blame, adding that he was “surrounded in darkness” when he gave the interview. At the time, Cyrus was in the midst of filing for a divorce that he has since called off.
“It wasn’t good,” he said of Miley’s reaction to his printed comments.