Miley Cyrus was the epitome of confidence when she delivered a killer set at Glastonbury Festival a couple of weeks ago. But just a few moments before she took to the Pyramid Stage, the Wrecking Ball singer was fearing for her life as her plane to the music event almost crashed twice.
Speaking on Well Adams’s Your Favourite Thing podcast, Cyrus’s older sister Brandi said the experience was “really crazy” and that “if [she] didn’t have to be the strong person in the group, [she] would have been scared.”
She continued: “My mom and Miley were really losing it. It was pretty insane.”
“Miley's in my lap, my mom's holding my hand across the aisle and nobody is telling us what's going on. After 10 minutes of circulating us around, they go back to land again - same frickin thing happens!”
Things got so bad on board that Brandi’s mother Tish started worrying about what would happen to hers and Billy Ray Cyrus’s youngest daughter if the worst occurred.
“My mom starts crying and goes, 'If we die, Noah is alone' and freaking out,” Brandi recalled. “I'm trying to hold it together for everybody.”
During her performance, Cyrus performed some of her old classics - including Party in the USA - as well as a whole host of covers, from Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black and godmother Dolly Parton’s Jolene to Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog.
Mark Ronson joined her on stage for a rendition of their recent hit Nothing Breaks Like A Heart.
Talking about their collaboration before the festival, Ronson remembered how he vowed to work with her one day after seeing her sing Paul Simon’s Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover on Saturday Night Live four years ago.
“I had never heard her sing with that real Nashville drawl before,” he told Zoe Ball during an appearance on BBC Radio 2. “She just didn't text me back for four years but everyone has got their own life and things going on so I never take that personally.
“I'm glad when she finally did call me back it was the right time because I don't think we would have come up with that a few years ago, so everything happens for a reason.”